Steenbeek Foot Abduction Brace

Steenbeek Foot Abduction Brace

#SteenbeekFootAbductionBrace ( SFAB )

– The SFAB is a device to maintain the extreme foot abduction (70 degrees) in children with treated clubfeet.

– The SFAB forms an integral part of the Ponseti Method of Clubfoot Treatment, which targets new born babies with clubfeet.

– Correction of the clubfoot is achieved by applying serial casts of plaster of Paris in combination with a minor surgical procedure (percutaneous tendoachilles tenotomy for 90% of the babies) under local anaesthesia.

– The SFAB is necessary to maintain this correction.
SFAB’s are in most cases re-usable for other children with treated Clubfeet.

About the author: Dr. Tushar Mehta

An Orthopaedic Surgeon who is a blend of academic excellence and entrepreneurship with interest in all aspects of Bones and Joints. contach him at [email protected]

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