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The Evaluation of Deformity Correction in Idiopathic Clubfoot During Ponseti Casting Sessions: Two Scoring Methods Depicted Graphically

Volume 7 | Issue 2 | May-August 2021 | Page: 12-16 | Anil Agarwal, Prateek Rastogi

Authors: Anil Agarwal [1], Prateek Rastogi[2]

[1] Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, Delhi, India.
[2] Department of Orthopedics, Sharda Medical College, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Dr. Anil Agarwal
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We graphically analyzed the correction of total Pirani and Dimeglio scores and their subcomponents at sequential casting sessions for children with idiopathic clubfeet.
Correction of scores at weekly sessions was represented graphically. The tenotomy effect was accounted for separately. We classified 1st to 3rd casts as early, 4th and 5th cast midlevel, and beyond 5 as final casts to describe casting treatment.
A total of 88 clubfeet (34 bilateral) in 54 patients were studied. Both total Pirani and Dimeglio graphs were characterized by a steep fall in early casts; subsequent minimal improvement in midlevel and final casts; later marked correction with tenotomy. Equinus in both scores stood as the most resistant deformity, showed full correction only following tenotomy. Dimeglio graphs captured coupling of various foot motions better over early casts than Pirani graphs.
Both Pirani and Dimeglio scores can adequately guide caregivers to progressive deformity correction in clubfoot.
Keywords: Clubfoot, CTEV, Pirani, Dimeglio, Scores, Graphs


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How to Cite this Article:  Agarwal A, Rastogi P | The Evaluation of Deformity Correction in Idiopathic Clubfoot During Ponseti Casting Sessions: Two Scoring Methods Depicted Graphically |
International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics | May-August 2021; 7(2): 12-16.

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