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Physiotherapy management of an infant with Bilateral Congenital Talipes Equino varus

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Background: Clinicians are constantly seeking for the most ideal option in the management of Congenital Talipes Equino Varus (CTEV), especially among infants. Objective: This case report presents the outcome of a one year Physiotherapy management of an infant with Congenital Talipes Equino Varus (CTEV). Methods: Management commenced 48 hours after birth. During the first three months, passive stretching and strapping techniques were employed. Subsequently, plaster of Paris cast was applied using the serial plastering approach. Stretching continued each time the cast was removed for replacement. Results: Follow up after one year showed that the child could walk with apparently normal gait and there was no residual deformity Conclusion: There is need for more enlightenment on the importance of early referral of CTEV cases for Physiotherapy care.

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