Metatarsus Adductus in Children
Metatarsus adductus is seen in around 1 in 1000 births. Also known as metatarsus varus, the forefoot is rotated inward towards the mid line in a flexible or rigid nature. Stretching exercises and manipulative therapies can improve the foot posture and in most cases the foot position will straighten spontaneously. However in rigid cases there are surgical and conservative treatments available. Read on to find out more about metatarsus adductus and the use of Bebax boots in treating it.
Treatment with Bebax
The Bebax boot is a soft leather and velcro boot, which allows progressive and dynamic correction of congenital forefoot deformities. With adjustability and a multi-directional hinge the boot fits comfortably and adapts easily for correction in all three planes. Bebax boots are fitted and then adjusted on a fortnightly to monthly basis with the goal for straightening the forefoot and heel position. Bebax boots are mainly worn at night and treatment usually lasts around 6 months. Bebax boots are worn along with parents and therapists performing stretching exercises, tissue loosening massage and other manipulative therapies. Bebax also offers an alternative to serial casting is removable for stretching and hygiene.