CLUBFOOTEffect of the Denis Browne splint in conservative treatment of congenital club footHattori, Tadashia; Ono, Yoshihirob; Kitakoji, Takahikob; Iwata, Hisashib Author Information aDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Central Hospital, Aichi Welfare Center for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Aichi bDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan Correspondence and requests for reprints to Tadashi Hattori, M.D., Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Central Hospital, Aichi Welfare Center for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, 713-8, Kamiya-cho, Kasugai, Aichi 480-0392, Japan Tel: +81 568 88 0811; fax +81 568 88 0828; e-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: January 2003 - Volume 12 - Issue 1 - p 59-62 Buy Abstract In order to discover whether or not a Denis Browne splint is an effective orthosis in the conservative treatment of congenital club foot, we investigated clinically and radiologically 34 congenital club feet treated with full-time splint wearing after serial manipulations and casts. We found objectively that the correction achieved by the initial treatments was not improved but was at least maintained. However, the age when the splint was applied statistically influenced the changes in radiological measurements. The Denis Browne splint with a well-molded heel is an effective orthosis to maintain clinical and radiological results after initial treatments, especially when it is applied at an early age. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.