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Title: Baby Bootie: Clubfoot Orthotic Device Alexis C. Wickwire William L. Porter Erika J. Franzen Mentor: Dr. Morey Moreland March 22, 2005


1
Baby Bootie Clubfoot Orthotic Device Alexis
C. Wickwire William L. Porter Erika J. Franzen
Mentor Dr. Morey Moreland March 22, 2005
2
Background Clubfoot
  • Congenital, idiopathic birth defect
  • Affects bones, joints, muscles, and blood vessels
  • Prevalence
  • 1 in 1,000 births in the US
  • 5-7 times great in underdeveloped countries
    (Uganda, Honduras)
  • Foot position is pointing downwards and twisted
    inwards

3
Treatment
  • Most popularly uses a combination of casts and
    braces
  • 200 - 300 / brace
  • Achieve proper position of foot
  • dorsiflexion, external rotation, eversion
  • With correction the child can have a normal
    quality of life

4
Goal Brace Redesign
  • Unilateral
  • Need to assure no rotation of the lower leg
  • Cost effective materials (TBD with co.)

5
Milestone Status
  • Contacted project mentor _at_ Childrens Dr.
    Moreland
  • Formulated prototype design
  • Submitted business proposal to the Enterprize
    Business Competition
  • Met this morning with Bob Mawhinney _at_ Hanger
    Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • ..
  • (future)
  • Update the DHF (TBCthis week)

6
Personal Contribution
  • Last semester
  • Original design idea
  • Compiled final assignment
  • Current semester
  • Device redesigns (w/ team)
  • Wrote business plan for Enterprize Business
    Competition
  • Contacted potential manufacturers

7
Work-To-Do
  • Fabricate actual device
  • Troubleshoot flaws
  • Verification/Validation of product
  • Independent evaluation by clinicians, surgeons

8
Questions
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