Key Insights On Managing Pediatric Equinus With Orthoses
- Volume 20 - Issue 8 - August 2007
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Attempting to brace equinus in the presence of an inverted rearfoot “cannot possibly work and becomes an exercise in futility for the physician, the orthotist and the patient,” says Dr. Harris. He notes a relative contraindication to orthotic use is that some children with equinus deformity are insensate and may have significant cognitive impairment, conditions that predispose the child to skin breakdown and ulceration.
Dr. Bielski is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the Orthopedic Society of North America.
Dr. Keen specializes in pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Dr. Harris is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.