Question: For infants who have had surgical correction of clubfoot,
is continuous passive motion (CPM) more effective than standard immobilization
in a cast?Design: Randomized allocation
(outcome assessor), controlled trial with 48-month follow-up.*Information provided by author.Setting: A university clinic in Heidelberg, Germany.Patients: 38 infants (71% boys; mean age, 8 months; 50 affected
feet) who had Dimeglio grade-3 deformities treated with manipulation and
immobilization in a cast for 6 months (which did not correct the deformity).
Follow-up was 97% (37 infants, 37 feet).