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Yamamoto Haruyasu M.D.; Muneta, Takeshi M.D.; Furuya, Kohtaro M.D.
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: May-June 1994
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Eighteen children with 24 congenital clubfeet were examined for their foot-progression angle and radiographic angles before and after Turco's posteromedial release. The foot-progression angle was −12.9° before surgery and 1.6° after surgery. The ratio of correction of the foot-progression angle was 58%. Using multiple regression analysis, this ratio was mostly related to the ratio of correction of the anteroposterior talo-first metatarsal and lateral talocalcaneal angles. These results suggest that it is important in correction of toe-in gait of congenital clubfoot to correct adduction deformity of the forefoot and equinus deformity of the hindfoot.

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