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Is Your Child Walking Right? Parents' Guide to Little Feet.
by Andrew Chong, M.D. | Wheaton, IL: Wheaton Resource Corp., 1997.
A book for every parent
In-toeing, out-toeing, flatfeet, knock-knees, bowlegs, toe-walking, sudden refusal to walk: these afflictions of childhood are so common that together, they affect all children at some time during their growth and development.

The Wheaton Bracing System

A New Device for the Treatment of Metatarsus Adductus
Andrew Chong, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), FACS | Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vol. 2, No. 2. The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, 1990: 139-148.
The study describes 116 children with metatarsus adductus that were treated with the Wheaton Brace. The study showed effectiveness of the brace as an alternative to castings. The advantages of orthotic treatment over casting include: safety, convenience, and dramatic savings in cost and time.

Clubfoot Correction
by P. Howard and L. Dias | New York: Springer Verlag: 209-215.

P. Howard and L. Dias discuss their surgical technique of medial rotation of the talus and complete calcaneocuboid release, and describe the use of the Wheaton Bracing System before and after surgical release.

Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices
by Bertram Goldberg and John D. Hsu, ed. | American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Mosby, 1997.

The Wheaton Bracing system is discussed in Chapter 32, "Congenital and Acquired Disorders" for the treatment of metatarsus adductus (pp. 480-482) and for the treatment of clubfoot (p. 485).

The Art and Practice of Children's Orthopedics
by Dennis Wanger and Mercer Rang | New York: Raven Press, 1993: 125-6, 160-1.
The use of the Wheaton Brace in clubfoot following cast correction is discussed in Chapter 5 (pp. 160-161). The use of Wheaton Brace in Metatarsus Varus is discussed in Chapter 4 (pp. 125-126).

The Wheaton Pavlik Harness

Role of Ultrasound Assessment and Pavlik Harness Treatment in the Management of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.
by D.H. Sochart, FRCS and R.W. Paton, FRCS | Ann R Coll Surg Engl, Nov 1996. 78(6): 505-508.
This is a 3-year study of 82 dysplastic hips in 65 infants, treated with the Wheaton Pavlik harness and monitored with regular ultrasound examinations. The results of treatment with this regimen were excellent, with no cases of late re-dislocation or subluxation. The Wheaton-Pavlik harness was found to be "user-friendly, easy to apply and adjust, and with no major complications being encountered in this series."

Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics
S. Terry Canale, ed. | Mosby, 1998.
The Wheaton Pavlik Harness is featured in the chapter, "Congenital Anomalies" (p. 1024).

Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices
Bertram Goldberg and John D. Hsu, ed. | American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Mosby, 1997.
The Wheaton Pavlik harness is featured in Chapter 34, "Hip Disorders" (p. 510).

Clinical Pediatric Orthopaedics - the Art of Diagnosis and Principles of Management
by Mihram O. Tachdjian | Appleton and Lange, Stanford, CT, 1997.
The Wheaton Pavlik harness is featured in the chapter, "The Hip" (p. 184).


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