Percutaneous needle tenotomy for Ponseti technique in the management of Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (CTEV)

  • Mohammad Shahriar Rahman Registrar, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Khorshed Alam Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Shahiduzzaman Professor & Head, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka
  • Arebia Rahman Resident Trainee, Department of Pathology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
Keywords: Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (CTEV), Clubfoot, Ponseti Technique, Tenotomy, Tendo-Achilles

Abstract

Background: The Ponseti method has become established treatment of choice in the management of clubfoot i.e. congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV). Tenotomy of Tendo-achillis often is required as last step of ponseti method of treatment. This procedural note describes a simple method of doing a percutaneous tenotomy of Tendo-achilles.

Methods: In Orthopedics OPD of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, percutaneous needle tenotomy was done in 70 feet of 52 patients from September 2013 to May 2014 by the same orthopedic surgeons for the management of CTEV by Ponseti technique.

Results: We have found this technique is very effective than the commonly practiced percutaneous blade tenotomy or open tenotomy.

Conclusion: This simple method of tenotomy using a wide bore needle during treatment of clubfoot in children can be a good surgical option.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jdmc.v23i1.22695

J Dhaka Medical College, Vol. 23, No.1, April, 2014, Page 55-59

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2015-03-26
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Rahman, M. S., Alam, M. K., Shahiduzzaman, M., & Rahman, A. (2015). Percutaneous needle tenotomy for Ponseti technique in the management of Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (CTEV). Journal of Dhaka Medical College, 23(1), 55-59. https://doi.org/10.3329/jdmc.v23i1.22695
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