Clubfoot release in myelodysplasia

John M. Flynn, Jose A. Herrera-Soto, Norman F. Ramirez, Rafael Fernandez-Feliberti, Fernando Vilella, Josue Guzman

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate our experience with treatment of clubfoot in myelomeningocele. We evaluated 45 children with clubfoot surgically treated at a mean age of 36 months. We evaluated each patient's medical record and performed a physical examination. Based on the clinical criteria by de Carvalho Neto, we obtained 61% good results, 26% fair results and 13% poor results. Neither age at surgery nor neurosegmental level have any statistical influence on final outcome. We find that a radical posteromedial release without internal fixation is a satisfactory option for clubfoot with myelodysplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004


  • Clubfoot
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Posteromedial release
  • Talipes equinovarus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Flynn, J. M., Herrera-Soto, J. A., Ramirez, N. F., Fernandez-Feliberti, R., Vilella, F., & Guzman, J. (2004). Clubfoot release in myelodysplasia. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B, 13(4), 259-262.