Volume 3 | Issue 1 | Jan-Jun 2017 | Page 16-19 | Vineet Bajaj, Rahul Anshuman, Nikhil Verma, Mahipal Singh, Anupama Tandon, Neerav Anand Singh
Authors : Vineet Bajaj , Rahul Anshuman , Nikhil Verma , Mahipal Singh , Anupama Tandon , Neerav Anand Singh .
 Department of Orthopaedics, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi-110095, India.
Address of Correspondence
Dr Rahul Anshuman
Department of Orthopaedics, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi-110095, India.
Aim: The aim of this study is to correlate Pirani score and ultrasound in assessing the severity of clubfoot in neonates treated by Ponseti method.
Materials and Methods: A total of 32 ft with idiopathic congenital talipes equinovarus deformity in neonates were prospectively treated by Ponseti method. Pirani score and ultrasound parameters were measured 3 times, i.e., at the time of initial presentation, at 4 weeks of treatment, and at completion of treatment. Feet were divided according to Pirani score in groups: One (0–2.0), two (2.5–4), and three (4.5–6). Correlation between ultrasound parameters and Pirani score was evaluated using one-way ANOVA and Tukey test.
Results: Correlation between Pirani score and ultrasound parameters was statistically significant (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Ultrasound has the potential to accurately depict the pathoanatomy in clubfoot. Ultrasound is objective method to assess the severity of clubfoot. Pirani score and ultrasound correlated in severity of deformity and correction achieved along the course of treatment.
Keywords: Idiopathic congenital talipes equinovarus, Pirani score, Ponseti method, ultrasound.
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|How to Cite this Article: Bajaj V, Anshuman R, Verma N, Singh M, Tandon A, Singh A. Correlation of Pirani Score and Ultrasound in Assessing the Severity of Clubfoot in Neonates Treated by Ponseti Method. International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics Jan-June 2017;3(1):16-19.|