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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-12

Comparison of short-term functional outcome and complication rate between two commonly used braces (Denis Browne Splint and Steenbeek Brace) in maintenance phase of congenital talipes equinovarus


1 Department of Orthopaedics, IGIMS, Sheikhpura, Bihar, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS, Phulwari Sharif, Patna, Bihar, India

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DOI: 10.4103/jotr.jotr_23_17

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Background: This study was conducted with the aim to find difference between two types of foot abduction brace (Denis Brown splint and Steenbeek) in corrected clubfoot for maintenance of correction. Materials and Methods: Total 30 patients in each group were selected. Denis browne splint used in 47 feet (30 patients) and Steenbeek brace in 49 feet (30 patients). The patients were followed up for 1 year. Results: All the idiopathic club feet were corrected by Ponseti method and full correction was achieved. After correction foot abduction brace was given. The appearance of abrasion, duration of painful episode with brace, adjustment with brace, relapse of deformity, breakage of brace, requirement of tenotomy and other complications were compared for both types of braces. Conclusion: Use of different type of foot abduction brace makes no difference in maintenance of corrected clubfoot.


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