Use of the Cincinnati incision in congenital talipes equinovarus

J Pediatr Orthop. Nov-Dec 1988;8(6):696-8. doi: 10.1097/01241398-198811000-00013.


A series of 16 patients (24 feet) with idiopathic congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV) corrected by a Cincinnati incision is presented. Minimum follow-up was 2 years. This series demonstrated that the incision does not adversely affect the outcome, since 75% of these feet had a good or excellent correction. No significant wound problems were encountered. The advantages of the Cincinnati incision, together with the fact that no adverse sequelae resulted from its use, mean that it can be recommended for future use and should be taught to other physicians.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Clubfoot / classification
  • Clubfoot / physiopathology
  • Clubfoot / surgery*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Methods
  • Movement