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Ultrasound: a helpful technique in the analysis of congenital vertical talus. A case report

Violas, Philippea; Chapuis, Madeleinea; Tréguier, Catherineb; Darnault, Pierreb; Bracq, Henria

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: January 2006 - Volume 15 - Issue 1 - p 70-72
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Congenital vertical talus is a rare condition. In newborns, the diagnosis is evident in severe forms, but it can be difficult to confirm in mild ones. Non-ossified tarsal navicular cannot be visualized on standard roentgenograms until it is ossified. This work demonstrates that ultrasound is helpful in the early diagnosis of congenital vertical talus and in the evaluation of the therapeutic concept and effects.

aDepartment of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

bDepartment of Paediatric Radiology, CHRU Pontchaillou, Rennes, France

Correspondence and requests for reprints to Dr Philippe Violas, Department of Paediatric Surgery, CHRU Pontchaillou, Rue Henri Le Guilloux, 35033 Rennes Cedex 09, France.

Tel: +33 2 99 28 43 21; fax: +33 2 99 28 41 98;

e-mail: pviolas@hotmail.com

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