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Case Study VI Jocy. JONI WILLIAMSON, SPT STACY MURPHY, SPT APRIL 16, 2009 PT 7336. Full-term Infant:. Mother surprised to see newborn with inwardly turned left foot after delivery All prenatal tests were negative for birth defects Mother referred to orthopedist for equinovarus foot.

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Case study vi jocy

Case Study VIJocy



APRIL 16, 2009

PT 7336

Full term infant
Full-term Infant:

  • Mother surprised to see newborn with inwardly turned left foot after delivery

  • All prenatal tests were negative for birth defects

  • Mother referred to orthopedist for equinovarus foot



    • Score = 8

  • Observations:

    • Left equinovarus foot

    • No other signs of deformity or delay

Talipes equinovarus club foot 1
Talipes Equinovarus (Club foot)1

  • A deformity of the foot involving also the entire lower leg.

    a) Congenital - usually an isolated abnormality

    b) Teratological - usually associated with a neuromuscular disorder (AMC or syndrome complex)

  • Associations with club foot can include:

    • Oligohydramnios - deficiency of amniotic fluid

    • Congenital constriction rings - amniotic band syndrome

    • Unknown underlying pathology

    • It is either positional (normal foot that has been held in a deformed position in the uterus) or fixed.

More specifically 1
More specifically1…

  • Whole foot = extreme supination

  • Fore part of the foot

    • Pronated with respect to the hindfoot, as a result of the cavus deformity

  • Cavus deformity = the first metatarsal is

    more plantar flexed than the fifth metatarsal

  • Navicular and the cuboid

    • Rotated medially in relation

      to the talus

    • Are held in adduction and inversion

      by contracted ligaments and tendons

More specifically 11
More specifically1…

  • Tibial-navicular interval:

    • Distance between the medial malleolus and the tuberosity of the navicular - shorter intervals indicate worse deformity

    • The degree of resistance of the navicular to be moved away from the medial malleolus = correlates with the severity of the deformity.

  • In severe clubfoot, complete reduction of the extreme medial displacement of the navicular may not be possible by manipulation

Etiology 2 3
Etiology 2,3:

  • Exact genetic mechanism of inheritance of congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV) has been extensively investigated using family studies and other epidemiological methods

  • The cause of congenital clubfoot is unknown and most infants who have clubfoot have no identifiable cause.

Etiology continued 2 3
Etiology Continued 2,3:

  • Theories include:

    • The presence of a number of inheritance patterns

    • Many different etiologies presenting as the same morphological condition

    • Complex gene-environment interactions

  • Genetic associations:

    • Diastrophic dwarfism

    • Some syndromes involving chromosomal deletion

    • Autosomal recessive pattern of clubfoot inheritance

Prevalence 2

  • 1-3/1,000 live births

  • 2:1 Male>Female

  • Varies in ethnic groups:

    • Highest in Polynesian ancestry (7/1,ooo)

    • Lowest in Asian populations (.57/1,000)

  • Clubfoot is bilateral in 30%-50% of cases

Foot dysmorphology
Foot Dysmorphology

Diméglio grading system


Risk factors 5
Risk Factors5

  • Unknown

  • Limb deformities can be precursor to underlying pathologies

  • Post-natal detection:

    • Survival is low and determined by associated anomalies

  • Pre-natal detection:

    • earlier and less complicated postnatal surgery

    • a shorter admission time

Ncmrr disability model
NCMRR Disability Model

  • Pathophysiology

    • Talipes Equinovarus

  • Impairment

    • Decreased LE ROM and future weight-bearing status

    • Unable to meet developmental milestones if not corrected

Ncmrr disability model1
NCMRR Disability Model

  • Functional Limitation

    • Will be unable to functionally use lower extremity unless the equinovarus is corrected

  • Disability

    • Unable to excel in gross motor function and play with peers

  • Societal Limitation

    • If unable to walk or run, Jocy will not be as willingly accepted by her classmates

Apta practice pattern
APTA Practice Pattern

  • Musculoskeletal 4B: Impaired Posture

  • Musculoskeletal 4C: Impaired Muscle Performance

  • Musculoskeletal 4D: Impaired Joint Mobility, Motor Function, Muscle Performance, and Range of Motion Associated with Connective Tissue Dysfunction

  • Musculoskeletal 4I: Impaired Joint Mobility, Motor Function, Muscle Performance, and Range of Motion Associated with Bony or Soft Tissue Surgery

Prognosis 1

  • Good

    • Multidisciplinary intervention (PT, Orthopedist)

    • Early detection and treatment

    • Jocy’s familial support and concern will facilitate improvement in her treatments and/or surgeries

Pt goals
PT Goals

  • LTG: Pt to achieve neutral ankle inversion in 3 months with casting in order to begin correcting ankle dorsiflexion to achieve efficient crawl.

  • STG: Pt to achieve 10° ankle inversion in 1.5 months with casting.

Pt goals1
PT Goals

  • LTG: Pt to achieve 10˚ dorsiflexion in left LE in 6 months in order to pull to stand.

  • STG: Pt to achieve neutral ankle dorsiflexion in left LE in 4 months.

Family questions
Family Questions?

  • What are the treatment options?

  • Why did prenatal tests not indicate deformity before birth?

  • How will this condition affect child’s growth and motor development?


  • Casting

    • Ponsetti

  • Surgery

    • Soft Tissue Release

    • Percutaneous /Open

      Tenotomyof the

      Achilles tendon

    • Ilizarov Method

  • Physical Therapy

Treatment 1

  • Ponsetti Serial Casting:

    • correction of cavus

    • correction of adduction and heel varus

    • correction of equinus

Ponsetti serial casting 1
Ponsetti Serial Casting1

  • Begins in 1st week of life to take advantage of the initial elasticity of contracted ligaments, joint capsules and tendons

  • Within the first 2-3 months : 5-6 manipulation and cast applications

    • Toe-to-groin plaster casts worn for 5-7 days

  • Total duration of treatment should be less than 3 months

  • Children who present for treatment after 4 or 5 months old may require operative correction because ligaments become stiffer

Ponsetti serial casting 11
Ponsetti Serial Casting1…

  • Correction of Cavus:

    • Must be corrected prior to other deformities

    • Forefoot is supinated and the first metatarsal is dorsiflexed

  • Correction of Adduction and Heel Varus:

    • Goal is to abduct the supinated foot under the talus

    • Cast is placed with knee flexed at 90˚ and foot in maximum external rotation

Ponsetti serial casting 12
Ponsetti Serial Casting1

  • Correction of Equinus:

    • Dorsiflexing the fully abducted foot to stretch the tight posterior capsules and ligaments of ankle and subtalar joints and the Achilles tendon

    • If foot is dorsiflexed prior to correction of the hind foot varus, rocker bottom foot may be created

Ponsetti serial casting 13
Ponsetti Serial Casting1

  • If the Achilles tendon remains tight a percutaneous tenotomy will be performed.

  • A final cast is worn for 3 months to allow the tendon to heal on its own.

  • A external rotation brace is worn full-time for 3 months and at night until the child is 2 years old.

If compliance is an issue for ponsetti method 4
If compliance is an issue for Ponsetti method…4

  • Still unknown if parents are noncompliant 2° slip-

    page and blisters, or if blisters are caused by non-


  • Flexible braces found to be

    as effective (post-Ponsetti)

  • Increase compliance


Dynamic KAFO

Dennis-Browne Bar Splint

Standard Foot Abduction Brace, Open Toe

Surgery 6 7

Soft Tissue Release

Open Tenotomy of Achilles Tendon

Ilizarov Method

Surgery 6

Talectomy = removal of the talus

1° or salvage sx??

Remember: only 20%

of infants require sx

76% chance of

relapse in surgically

corrected feet

Current management 8
Current Management8:

  • Moving away from operative treatments towards a more conservative treatment using the Ponsetti regime

  • Boehm’s 2008 study had 12 infants (24 distal arthropyotic feet) participate in Ponsetti method before 6 mo of age

    • All 24 had standard percutaneus Achilles tendon tenotomy

    • 22/24 feet fully corrected without further surgery

  • Idiopathic clubfoot is easier to treat than arthrogryopotic feet

Physical therapy
Physical Therapy

Flexibility exercises:


Mobilization of talonavicular joint

Range of motion

Balance and coordination:


Neuromuscular education/re-education

Motor function training

Weight bearing:

Strengthening muscle imbalance

Gait training

Physical therapy1
Physical Therapy

  • Orthotic Devices:

    • Casting

    • Bracing

  • Patient/Caregiver Education:

    • Home exercise program:

      • Stretching

      • Mobilization

    • Compliance

    • Patient outcomes/prognosis

Evidence 9

  • “Conservative treatment of clubfoot: the Functional Method and its long-term follow-up”

    • Paris, France – 2006

  • Functional Method:

    • Consecutive gentle manipulations

      • 30 minutes per foot daily for 2 weeks after birth

      • Then 5x week, and decreased progressively to 2 sessions a week

    • Start with gentle joint distractions, then progressive reduction of each deformity with no counter pressure on bone or cartilaginous frames

    • Last step is active rehabilitation – muscle imbalance

    • Flexible splint is applied between sessions of manipulations

Evidence 91

  • 3 wide series published as a sample of the Functional Method protocol

    • 600 clubfeet in first, 338 in second, 350 in third

    • All cases regardless of severity were included

  • The rate of excellent-good functional results improved from 48% to 77% of the cases

Why did the prenatal tests not find the deformity 10
Why did the prenatal tests not find the deformity?10

Table III. The earliest week of gestation at which ultrasonographic diagnosis of club foot was made.


  • Clubfeet without treatment:


  • Bracing:


  • After Ponsetti:



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