Does the Ponseti technique affect the vascular development in patients with congenital talipes equinovarus?

Yildirim T., Bursali A., Tonbul M., Sakizlioglu S. S. , Camurcu Y.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS-PART B, cilt.24, ss.6-10, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/bpb.0000000000000105
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.6-10


In this study, we have evaluated the changes observed in the main arteries of the foot before and after the Ponseti technique. Arterial structures of seven patients were examined using Doppler ultrasound and the parameters studied included the course of the arteries, lumen filling, flow direction, pattern, and velocity. Before the treatment, the side with congenital talipes equinovarus deformity showed decreased blood flow in all arteries, except for the posterior tibial artery. At the second examination, the increase in the flow velocity of both arteries except tibialis anterior arteries was statistically significant. The Ponseti method results in normalization of the arterial structures in extremities with congenital talipes equinovarus. (C) 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health vertical bar Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.