articles: PDF OnlyClassification of ClubfootDiméglio, A.; Bensahel, H.*; Souchet, PH.*; Mazeau, PH.; Bonnet, F. Author Information Service d'Orthopédie et de Traumatologie Pédlatrlque, Centre Hospitaller Régional et Universltalre, Hôpltal Lapeyronle, Montpelliler *Hôpital Robert Debré, Paris, France Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: Volume 4 - Issue 2 - p 129-136 Buy Abstract Clubfeet must be classified according to severity to obtain reference points, assess the efficacy of orthopaedic treatment, and analyze the operative results objectively. A scale of 0–20 was established on the basis of four essential parameters: equinus in the sagittal plane, varus deviation in the frontal plane and derotation around the talus of the calcaneo-forefoot (CFF) block and adduction of forefoot on hindfoot in the horizontal plane. Four grades of clubfeet can be individualized: (a) Benign feet so-called “soft-soft feet,” grade I, similar to postural feet, with a score of 5 to 1 (these mild feet must be excluded from any statistics as they tend to increase good results); (b) moderate feet, so-called “soft > stiff feet,” grade II (reducible but partly resistant, with a score of 5–10); (c) severe feet, so-called “stiff > soft feet,” grade III (resistant but partly reducible, with a score of 10–15); and (d) very severe, pseudoarthrogryposic feet, so-called “stiff-stiff feet,” grade IV (score of 15–20 points). To avoid risks of errors, our method is based on a very complete checklist and on diagrams. Our training material includes an audiovisual package. © Williams & Wilkins 1995. All Rights Reserved.