Clubfoot Treatment

Clubfoot is a common pediatric foot deformity that occurs in 1 in 1,000 births and twice as often in boys than in girls.

Clubfoot may vary from mild to severe with the following characteristics:

When clubfoot is identified, referral to a pediatric orthopedic surgeon should be made right away. The standard treatment for clubfoot is the Ponseti method, where a series of plaster casts are applied to gradually correct the deformity. Following casting, a foot abduction orthosis is used. This method is more than 90 percent effective in achieving normal foot function.  

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