The Ponseti method of clubfoot correction includes surgical transection of the achilles tendon to correct for the equines deformity. The MD Orthopaedics Tenotomy Practice Model is designed for physicians and providers, trained in the Ponseti Method, to practice the necessary steps involved with the tenotomy procedure. The model is designed to accurately identify anatomic landmarks both positionally and palpably. The base foot mold is representative of a six-month-old baby's foot.
The kit includes:
1 base foot mold
50 synthetic tendons
10 rubber bands (neurovascular bundle)
2 synthetic skin overlays
The model can be practiced both in the posterior upright or lateral position based on surgical preference. The synthetic skin and tendon material are designed to give appropriate feel and palpable feedback of the completed transection.