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Original Article

Foot Size Assessment in Children with Congenital Talipes Equinovarus on Bracing Following Ponseti Method

Debasish Meher, Saurabh Kumar, Aditya N Aggarwal, Rajnand Kumar

Keywords : Clubfeet, Congenital talipes equinovarus, Foot length, Foot width

Citation Information : Meher D, Kumar S, Aggarwal AN, Kumar R. Foot Size Assessment in Children with Congenital Talipes Equinovarus on Bracing Following Ponseti Method. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2021; 8 (3):141-144.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1142

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 08-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction: Foot length (FL) and width (FW) were measured in unilateral idiopathic congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV) treated via the Ponseti method and difference was compared in foot sizes, if any. Material and methods: Total 30 patients were enrolled in study, comparing FL and FW in affected vs unaffected in unilateral clubfeet and analyzed statistically. Results: The mean FL for affected foot was 11.2433 cm and 11.8380 cm for unaffected foot. The mean FW for affected foot was 5.5433 cm and 5.5867 cm for unaffected foot. The difference between the FL and FW was assessed by the paired t test. The mean FL difference between the affected and unaffected foot was found to be 0.05600 and a p value of 0.716 was found to be statistically insignificant. Likewise, the mean FW difference was found to be 0.0233 and a p value of 0.742 was also statistically insignificant. Both the size difference was statistically insignificant and was comparable to each other. Conclusion: Foot length and FW between the affected and the unaffected foot are comparable to each other and the mean difference between these two is statistically insignificant.


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