Early Tenotomy of Tibialis Posterior and Achilles Tendons in the management of congenital Talipes equinovarus (CTEV)
Mulwanda, Jabbin L
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This is a prospective study carried out in the Orthopaedic Unit of the Department of Surgery at the University Teaching Hospital.The aim was to determine the effects of tenotomy of the tendons of tibialis posterior and Achilles in the correction of clubfoot which had resisted non-operative correction by the third month of life.The results showed that the procedure under consideration produced good results in 72% of the cases and complications were rare. It is therefore recommended for use even at the district hospital level, as long as consistent follow-up can be ensured.
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