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Corrective shoes and inserts as treatment for flexible flatfoot in infants and children
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American volume
We performed a prospective study to determine whether flexible flatfoot in children can be influenced by treatment. One hundred and twenty-nine children who had been referred by pediatricians, and for whom the radiographic findings met the criteria for flatfoot, were randomly assigned to one of four groups: Group I, controls; Group II, treatment with corrective orthopaedic shoes; Group III, treatment with a Helfet heel-cup; or Group IV, treatment with a custom-molded plastic insert. All of thepmid:2663868 fatcat:v5jiipexk5hvrcppjocmlsuksq