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Wheaton™ MTA Brace: replaces serial casting and corrective shoes to correct metatarsus adductus. MTA Brace may also be used to maintain correct foot positioning. The Wheaton MTA Brace fits infants up to eight months of age.
Wheaton™ CTEV Brace addresses all three aspects of congenital clubfoot: forefoot adductus-varus, hindfoot varus, and ankle equines. It helps correct forefoot adductus-varus using the principle of three-point fixation. It also alleviates hindfoot varus by holding the heel securely in neutral and helps correct ankle equines by keeping the ankle at 90° to stretch the Achilles tendon. Fits children from birth up to 36 months.
Which brace do you need?
Ankle angle is the major difference between these two braces. The Wheaton MTA Brace sets the ankle at 15° equinus to prevent iatrogenic heel valgus during correction. The Wheaton CTEV Brace sets the ankle at 90° (neutral), which is necessary to prevent Achilles tendon contractures in children who have begun walking.
Both braces are made of foam-lined plastic and are not to be used for ambulation.
Suggested code: L1930.
Brace Sizing: Left or Right / Age Range / Maximum foot length.
||3-1/4" (8.3 cm)
||3-3/4" (9.5 cm)
||4-1/4" (10.8 cm)
||5" (12.7 cm)
||5-1/2" (14.0 cm)
||6" (15.25 cm)
||6-1/2" (16.5 cm)
Also specify left or right when ordering either the Wheaton CTEV Brace or the Wheaton MTA Brace.
Wheaton™ System solves common pediatric issues
Serial castings and corrective shoes are cumbersome, expensive, and time consuming. Wheaton Braces change that. They’re clinically proven to be an effective primary treatment for metatarsus adductus (MTA), congenital clubfoot (CTEV), and tibial torsion.*
Three-point fixation is the secret. The first fixation point extends the brace beyond the toes to correct any associated hallux varus. At the second fixation point, the hindfoot is securely held. The third fixation point is where a hook-and-loop strap is tightened against the apex of the deformity. Soft, padded lining helps prevent skin breakdown. The physician can change the position of the strap and the direction and degree of corrective force for customized correction.
* Chong, A., M.D., “A New Device for the Treatment of Metatarsus Adductus,” Journal of Prosthetics
and Orthotics, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1990: pp. 139-148.