Foot-progression angle in clubfeet

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Foot-progression angle was determined using the Shutrack carbon paper system for 52 feet treated by clubfoot release without wide subtalar release and 43 age-matched controls. Mean foot progression angle was -5° for the clubfeet. This represented 13° of inturning from the normal mean of 8°. Forty-eight percent of the clubfeet had inturning >2 SD from the normal mean. The causes of inturning included adductus (p = 0.005) and, in some cases, internal tibial torsion or internal femoral torsion. Varus of the foot was usually associated with inturning, but inturning was not always associated with varus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-472
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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