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Achillotenotomy within Ponseti-Therapy- a safe method

Katja Lehnen

abstract Due to the difficult assessment of the calcaneus-alignment in infant feet it is difficult to quantify the exact dorsiflexion. Hence, the indication for an achillotenotomy at dorsiflexions below 15° is difficult. In our collective it has been shown that patients with proper dorsiflexion improved their dorsiflexion when obtaining achillotenotomy additionally at transition to Denis Brown splint. Therefore we recommend a generous indication towards tenotomy within Ponseti therapy.
   
citation lehnen k (2009). Achillotenotomy within Ponseti-Therapy- a safe method. Presented at The 23rd Annual Meeting of Children’s Orthopaedics (VKO), Ulm.
   
type presentation (Deutsch)
date of publishing 28-9-2009
event The 23rd Annual Meeting of Children’s Orthopaedics (VKO) (Ulm)
PubMed 19714381
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