FOOT AND ANKLEEarly results of the Ponseti method using the Steenbek foot abduction brace: a prospective study of 95 feetBouchoucha, Sami; Smida, Mahmoud; Saïed, Walid; Safi, Hatem; Ammar, Chokri; Nessib, Mohamed Nebil; Ghachem, Maher BenAuthor Information Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital, Tunis, Tunisie Correspondence to Sami Bouchoucha, 17 rue du LAC ELBIBAN, 1053, Tunis, Tunisie Tel: +21622443652; e-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: May 2008 - Volume 17 - Issue 3 - p 134-138 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e3282fa5f0d Buy Metrics Abstract The purpose of this study is to evaluate the early results of the Ponseti method and the effectiveness of the Steenbek foot abduction brace. A total of 74 patients with 110 idiopathic clubfeet were included in this prospective study. The feet were evaluated according to the Dimeglio–Bensahel classification, the Catteral–Pirani classification and the functional classification of the Hospital for Joint Diseases. Ninety-eight feet (89%) had a good result after the casting period. All the feet evaluated after the period of full-time bracing and during the period of part-time bracing showed a good correction. The Ponseti method using the Steenbek foot abduction brace is effective in correcting idiopathic clubfeet. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.