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Clubfoot Deformity Measuring Device
Project Description :

Clubfoot, or ctev (congenital talipes equino varus), is a complex three-dimensional musculoskeletal deformity of the foot and describes a range of foot abnormalities usually present at birth, in which the foot of a baby is twisted out of shape or position. every year more than 35000 babies are born with clubfoot in india and more than 2 lac babies are born with clubfeet globally. measurement of deformities of clubfoot is required to check the level of deformity in order to prescribe its treatment. measurement of the deformities of clubfoot is also required to check the effectiveness of any correcting method used to treat the clubfoot. usually ct scans or mri scans of the clubfeet are required to evaluate the deformities of the clubfoot. these scans are very costly (rs-3500/- to rs-5500/- per scan) and the cost of the scans has to be borne by the parents of the suffering baby. moreover radiations of these scans have a negative effect on the soft skin of new born babies. in the present study, an economical device has been developed to evaluate the deformities of the clubfoot, which eliminates the need of any scan and it will be free for patients. also it causes no harmful effect on the soft skin of babies. much less time required in comparison to scans and it has to be operated manually; hence no external source of power is required. the use of this device has been verified from clinical trials on real clubfeet.

 
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Project Details :
  • Date : Dec 30,2014
  • Innovator : KANWALJIT SINGH KHAS
  • Guide Name : Dr. P.M.Pandey And Prof. Alok. R.Ray
  • College : IIT Delhi
  • University : IIT Delhi
  • Submission Year : 2015
  • Category : Biomedical Engineering
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