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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 21, No. 2, 2014, pp. 40-43
Bioline Code: mj14020
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2014, pp. 40-43

 en Influence of Age, Weight, and Pirani Score on the Number of Castings in the Early Phase of Clubfoot Treatment using Ponseti Method
AWANG, Mazlina; SULAIMAN, Abdul Razak; MUNAJAT, Ismail & FAZLIQ, Mohd Emil

Abstract

Background: The objectives of this study were to investigate whether severity of clubfoot, age, and weight of the patients at initial manipulation and casting influence the total number of castings required.
Methods: This prospective study was conducted on 38 idiopathic clubfoot patients undergoing weekly manipulation and casting using the method recommended by Ponseti. The patients’ age, weight, and foot Pirani score at the start of manipulation and casting were analysed against the total number of castings required to achieve correction to 60° abduction.
Results: Simple linear regression analysis on the influence of weight, age, and Pirani score at the time of cast initiation showed that the Pirani score was the only significant predictor for the total number of castings required.
Conclusion: The total number of castings required to treat clubfoot was determined by the severity of clubfoot but not by the weight and age of patients.

Keywords
age; clubfoot; plaster cast; weight

 
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