Clubfoot Orthosis
Project Description :

Clubfoot often technically referred to as 'congenital talipes equino varus' (ctev) is the complex foot deformity which is present from birth and causes one or both feet of the new born baby to be twisted along three axes from ankle. if the clubfeet are not treated in infancy, the persons will have to walk on the outer edges of their feet throughout life. the present method of treatment is by repeatedly applying plaster on the feet of the baby. for the full treatment by this method minimum eight casting of plaster are required which is very costly and very annoying for the new born baby. also this method has so many complications such as skin dehydration, problem of ulcers, blood circulation problem. in the present work a novel design of orthosis has been conceived which will eliminate the need of plaster on the feet of the baby. the method involved to use the proposed orthosis is very simple to apply and orthosis can be put on / off by the parents of the baby. the cost of the clubfoot treatment will be drastically reduced by the designed orthosis because it will save the cost spent on all 7-8 plasters for treatment. the number of hospital visits will also be reduced because the parents of the patient can use the orthosis by themselves without the aid of pediatrician or nurse. so the reduced number of visits to hospital will further reduce the cost of clubfoot treatment. moreover only one orthosis can be used by number of patients. so the price of the patient can be shared by number of patients. in addition the proposed will also eliminate the disadvantages of plaster.

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Project Details :
  • Date : Feb 15,2013
  • Guide Name : Dr. P.M. Pandey ( Dept Of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi) & Prof. Alok Ray ( Centre For Biomedical Engineering, IIT Delhi)
  • University : Indian Institutes of Technology Delhi
  • Submission Year : 2013
  • Category : Biomedical Engineering
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