Congenital Talipes Equinovarus

April 2009

A club foot, or congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV), is a congenital deformity involving one foot or both. The Ponseti method, developed by Dr. Ignacio V. Ponseti in the 1950s, is a manipulative technique that corrects CTEV without invasive surgery and is now a standard for it's treatment. Proper foot manipulations require a thorough understanding of the anatomy and kinematics of the normal foot and of the deviations of the tarsal bones in the clubfoot. Poorly conducted manipulations will further complicate the clubfoot deformity. These textbook illustrations


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