Clubfoot, a challenging foot deformity generally occurs at birth, is caused by the abnormal posturing of the foot which becomes twisted so that the sole cannot be placed flat on the ground.
The treatment for clubfoot should begin immediately, preferably in the first week of birth since the tissues, tendons, ligaments and bones of the new born’s foot will yield to gentle pressure over time.
The treatment involves manipulations and serial casting for correction and orthosis for maintenance. This paper focuses on the applications of rapid prototyping in designing a corrective orthosis which will replace serial casting in the treatment of Clubfoot in children.
David del Fresno ConsultoresAsesoría en Manufactura Aditiva