UW Health's pediatric orthopedic program at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin provides world-class care for children, adolescents and young adults with all types of musculoskeletal disorders.
Clubfoot is a congenital malformation characterized by one or both feet turning inward or on their sides, a condition which is most often apparent at birth.
In many cases, it's impossible for the foot to lie flat, leading to a lifetime of disability if left untreated.
Clubfoot is the most common disorder of the legs that children are born with. The condition can range from mild and flexible to severe and rigid.
- If your child is born with clubfoot, your doctor might recommend a casting process to begin to correct the feet, followed by major reconstructive surgery
- Offering an alternative to once-standard surgical treatment that often leads to mobility and stiffness problems later in life, the American Family Children's Hospital offers a technique known as the Ponseti Method: Non-Surgical Clubfoot Treatment
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Video: The Ponseti Approach for Clubfoot
The Ponseti approach provides a non-surgical alternative treatment for young children who are born with club foot. The technique uses foot manipulation and casting to correct the deformity.