Conservative treatment of severe clubfoot using a novel functional dynamic splintAdachi, Nobuoa; Fukuhara, Koheib; Nakasa, Tomoyukia; Shibuya, Hayatoshia; Okuhara, Atsushia; Kato, Tomohiroa; Ochi, MitsuoaJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: January 2015 - Volume 24 - Issue 1 - p 11–17 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000127 FOOT & ANKLE Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Forty-six severe clubfeet in 29 patients were treated by serial castings, followed by a newly developed dynamic splint. The mean period of splint usage was 59.9 months and the mean period of follow-up was 81.5 months. Of the patients, 76.1% were satisfied, 87.0% had no functional deficit, and 84.8% had no pain. Radiographical evaluation showed good correction. The mean dorsiflexion angle was –0.8° at the end of cast treatment and 13.6° at the time of the final follow-up. This study clearly showed the effectiveness of a functional dynamic splint for the correction of equinus in cases of severe clubfoot. aDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University bFukuhara Orthopaedic Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan Correspondence to Nobuo Adachi, MD, PhD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8551, Japan Tel: +81 82 257 5231; fax: +81 82 257 5234; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.