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Denis Browne bar

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Denis Browne bar
treatment of club foot
Other namesDenis Browne splint

The Denis Browne bar, also known as the Denis Browne splint or foot abduction orthosis, is a medical device used in the treatment of club foot. The device is named after Sir Denis Browne (1892-1967), an Australian-born surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London who was considered the father of pediatric surgery in the United Kingdom.[1] Browne first described the device in 1934.[2] The bar may be used as part of the Ponseti method, a series of nonsurgical techniques to address club foot.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Dunn, P. M. (2004). "Sir Denis Browne (1892–1967) and congenital deformities of mechanical origin". Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 90 (1): F88-91. doi:10.1136/adc.2004.051334. PMC 1721822. PMID 15613589. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Hsu, John, Michael, John and Fisk, John (2008). AAOS Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices, 4th Edition. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 454. ISBN 978-0323039314.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)