Up to 2 months old, your child should see the doctor every 1 to 2 weeks and have gentle manipulation of the foot and cast changes. At about 2 months old, there should be an outpatient surgery visit, and the doctor should do Achilles tendon lengthening (tenotomy) and apply the last cast. At about 3 months old, the doctor should remove the last cast and measure your child for a brace. Then at about 4 months old until your baby is pulling and standing, you should see the doctor every 2 to 3 months and your baby should wear the brace for 23 hours a day with no exceptions. At about 12 months until 3 to 4 years old, your child should see the doctor every 3 to 6 months and wear the brace at night and during naptimes.
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