Orthopedic shoes for children's clubfoot
The Denis-Browne Bar is a device attached to the bottom of the child’s shoes and worn at night The splint consists of a spreader bar and two metal plates or brackets to which shoes are attached.
The shoe plates can be attached in two ways, i.e. fastened to the bar with a clamp to the side of the shoe, or screwed into the bottom of the shoe. Either method allows loosening to position the feet in as much internal or external rotation as the physician deems necessary.
In treatment for rotation deformities, the length of the bar should not exceed the width of the pelvis. The major drawback is compliance by the child and the ability to adapt to sleeping with the splint in place.
Casting and steering:
The foot of the baby is delicately stretched and operated into the correct position. Then casting is used to hold back the legs in that position. This process continues from 6 to 8 weeks where a repeated session of positioning and stretching are followed unless and until the leg shows an improvement.
Relaxing the Achilles tendon:
In this process known as tenotomy, the doctors aim to relax the stiffness in the Achilles tendon. In addition to this, the doctors cut a small portion of the tendon to relax the foot and muscles and fixes a cast to fortify the leg throughout the entire healing process. This should not be confused with surgery. Over all, it takes three weeks for the clubfoot to heal.
Treatment with braces:
When braces are used. This is to ensure that the foot stays in the exact position and does not get out of balance. Doctors prefer this method since it is the least invasive. As mentioned earlier a type of boot that has to be worn for twenty three hours continuously. After noticing progress, the time wearing braces can be reduced.
Benefits of using the Open toe boots with aluminum splints:
You should note that aluminum alloys are used to support the foot platform. On top of that this brace completely adjustable and can easily separate the heels. There are multiple sizes available of this type of brace
Benefits of using Shoe Splints:
You can easily wear this without any added discomfort. Shoe Splints can be worn at night as well.
There are a variety of options for healing and curing Clubfeet. If you find a Doctor and there only recommendation is surgery, find another Doctor who will rule out non surgical options first.
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