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J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014 Jan;18(1):4-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2013.03.011. Epub 2013 May 17.

Osteopathic manipulative treatment of congenital talipes equinovarus: a case report.

Author information

1
Postgraduate School of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, University G. d'Annunzio, Via dei Vestini, 31, 66100 Chieti, Italy. Electronic address: ort.andreoli@gmail.com.
2
AIOT Research Institute, Pescara, Italy; European Institute for Evidence Based Osteopathic Medicine (EBOM), Chieti, Italy.
3
Postgraduate School of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, University G. d'Annunzio, Via dei Vestini, 31, 66100 Chieti, Italy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Treatment recommendations for congenital talipes equinovarus are focused on conservative treatments.

OBJECTIVES:

The aim of this paper is to present a case report of bilateral congenital talipes equinovarus treated with two short-leg serial casting in combination with osteopathic manipulative treatment.

METHODS:

A newborn, 12 days old, with severe bilateral congenital talipes equinovarus entered to the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Chieti, Italy. The pediatric orthopedic surgeon applied two single series of short-leg casts, at 12 and 20 days of age. The osteopath scheduled 4 indirect myofascial release techniques sessions.

RESULTS:

At day 33 the newborn achieved a complete correction of the congenital talipes equinovarus deformity and there was no need to apply a third series of casts.

CONCLUSIONS:

Results from this single case study create an interesting and clear precedent for considering OMT in future clinical trials.

KEYWORDS:

Clubfoot; Complementary and alternative treatment; Congenital talipes equinovarus; Conservative treatment; Foot; Manipulation; Newborn; Osteopathic manipulative treatment

PMID:
24411143
DOI:
10.1016/j.jbmt.2013.03.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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