FOOTAnthropometric Study of Patients Treated for ClubfootKesemenli, Cumhur Cevdet MD; Kapukaya, Ahmet MD; Subaşi, Mehmet MD; Necmioglu, Serdar MD; Arslan, Hüseyin MD; Ozbag, Davut PhD; Çelik, Yusuf PhDAuthor Information Study conducted at Hospital of Medicine Faculty of Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey From the Departments of *Orthopedics and Traumatology, †Anatomy, and ‡Biostatistics, Medicine Faculty, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey. None of the authors received financial support for this study. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Cumhur Cevdet Kesemenli, Department of Orthopeadic and Traumatology, Medicine Faculty of Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: July 2003 - Volume 23 - Issue 4 - p 498-502 Buy Abstract The anthropometric characteristics of patients treated for clubfoot were used to investigate whether the dimensions of the foot were affected by the method of treatment. A total of 68 patients followed up for an average of 9 years were divided into three groups: group 1, conservatively treated; group 2, surgically treated; group 3, conservatively treated on one side and surgically treated on the other. The following average discrepancies in foot length were obtained: group 1, 0.91 cm; group 2, 1.5 cm; group 3, 1.09 cm. Toe lengths were shorter to the same extent as the other dimensions of the foot. These discrepancies were statistically significant. The following average discrepancies in foot width were obtained: group 1, 0.05 cm; group 2, 0.37 cm; group 3, 0.054 cm; these were insignificant. The authors believe that the degree of discrepancy may depend not solely on the method, but on the severity of the deformity as well. Copyright © 2003 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.