Photo Illustration of Ponseti Method for Clubfoot Treatment
Pediatric Specialty Clinic
Physicians who would like to refer a patient should contact the Access Center
UW Health's pediatric orthopedics team offers, and adheres to the principles of, the Ponseti Method for nonsurgical correction of clubfoot. The method was named for Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, a physician at the University of Iowa under whom our physicians have trained.
|Infant with clubfoot before treatment|
|Casts used during the Ponseti Method to treat clubfeet|
|Feet after treatment using the Ponseti Method|
The Ponseti Method for clubfoot treatment involves stretching the foot's contracted muscles and ligaments, placing the foot in a cast to maintain the correction and repeating the process over several months.
This method effectively corrects the deformity without major surgery.