The non-surgical management of Congenital Talipes Equino Varus (CTEV) in the first year of life: An Irish perspective

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/335994
Title:
The non-surgical management of Congenital Talipes Equino Varus (CTEV) in the first year of life: An Irish perspective
Authors:
Linehan, Katrina; O'Sullivan, Mary K
Affiliation:
Out-Patients Department, St. Mary’s Orthopaedic Hospital, Bakers Road, Gurranebraher, Cork, Ireland
Publisher:
Elsevier
Issue Date:
4-Dec-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/335994
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878124110001024
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The newborn foot is a small, complex structure made up of 26 bones, divided into the hindfoot, midfoot and the forefoot. Congenital Talipes Equino Varus (CTEV) is one of the most common congenital foot deformities, with genetic and environmental factors believed to influence its development. Early and accurate diagnosis of CTEV is essential as prompt intervention leads to more successful outcomes. CTEV is diagnosed when on physical examination the deformity cannot be corrected to bring the foot into inversion and dorsiflexion. Pirani scoring is one method used in the assessment of severity. Treatment of equino-varus can be either non-surgical or surgical. The Ponseti method is a non-surgical procedure consisting of simultaneous manipulation and serial casting. The Ponseti method has recently been introduced in some specialist centres in Ireland with expertly trained nurses playing a central role. Providing a seamless quality service with satisfactory outcomes is achievable once established links with centres of excellence are supported and maintained.
Keywords:
NEWBORN SCREENING; FOOT; CONGENITAL ANOMALY; NURSING

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLinehan, Katrinaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Mary Ken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-21T17:00:55Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-21T17:00:55Z-
dc.date.issued2010-12-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/335994-
dc.descriptionThe newborn foot is a small, complex structure made up of 26 bones, divided into the hindfoot, midfoot and the forefoot. Congenital Talipes Equino Varus (CTEV) is one of the most common congenital foot deformities, with genetic and environmental factors believed to influence its development. Early and accurate diagnosis of CTEV is essential as prompt intervention leads to more successful outcomes. CTEV is diagnosed when on physical examination the deformity cannot be corrected to bring the foot into inversion and dorsiflexion. Pirani scoring is one method used in the assessment of severity. Treatment of equino-varus can be either non-surgical or surgical. The Ponseti method is a non-surgical procedure consisting of simultaneous manipulation and serial casting. The Ponseti method has recently been introduced in some specialist centres in Ireland with expertly trained nurses playing a central role. Providing a seamless quality service with satisfactory outcomes is achievable once established links with centres of excellence are supported and maintained.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878124110001024en_GB
dc.subjectNEWBORN SCREENINGen_GB
dc.subjectFOOTen_GB
dc.subjectCONGENITAL ANOMALYen_GB
dc.subjectNURSINGen_GB
dc.titleThe non-surgical management of Congenital Talipes Equino Varus (CTEV) in the first year of life: An Irish perspectiveen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentOut-Patients Department, St. Mary’s Orthopaedic Hospital, Bakers Road, Gurranebraher, Cork, Irelanden_GB
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