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Clubfoot Clinic

If your baby was born with a condition known as clubfoot, one or both of their feet is turned inward and facing up toward their body. Akron Children’s Clubfoot Clinic successfully treats most infants with this condition without surgery, by applying a series of plaster casts that gradually correct the deformity. This treatment, known as the Ponseti method, is considered the “gold standard” for treating clubfoot. 

Clubfoot is one of the most common foot problems in infancy. It occurs twice as often in boys than in girls. In about half of cases, both feet are affected. Although the exact cause is unknown, clubfoot may be due to your baby’s positioning in the womb, or a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It is usually an isolated condition in an otherwise healthy child.

If your baby has been diagnosed with clubfoot, treatment in our Clubfoot Clinic should begin as soon as possible. Treatment with the Ponseti method will involve casting your baby’s foot or feet once a week for 4-6 weeks, starting soon after birth. This technique is more than 90 percent effective in achieving normal foot function with excellent long-term results.

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Akron Children's Hospital Orthopedics, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 7
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-5001
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Orthopedics, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Orthopedics, Boardman
6505 Market Street
Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-729-1946
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Orthopedics, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Orthopedics, Warren
The Market Place
5000 East Market Street
Suite 29
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Mark Adamczyk
Mark Adamczyk, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery; Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Treatment Center; Director, Clubfoot Clinic; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

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Sheryl Handler-Matasar, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon; Director, Orthopedic Surgery & Clubfoot Clinic, Mahoning Valley

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Darin Carman, DNP, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner



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