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Non-Surgical Clubfoot Treatments Bring High Level of Success
Date:11/3/2008

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-- 37 percent had some recurrence of the condition requiring repeated

casting treatments

-- In the French group:

-- 95 percent achieved satisfactory initial correction

-- 29 percent had some recurrence of the condition requiring further

intervention later

-- In both groups, 16 percent of the patients eventually required surgery

"One of the main reasons for recurrence is noncompliance," says Dr. Richards. "For example, the parents might not brace the child's feet for the required number of hours or may not perform the stretching every day. We know now that non-surgical treatment can have a very good chance of a positive outcome, but parents need to know that complying with the treatment plan is extremely important."

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