Pediatric Orthopedics
Photo Illustration of Ponseti Method for Clubfoot Treatment

Pediatric Orthopedics

Photo Illustration of Ponseti Method for Clubfoot Treatment

Contact Information 
Pediatric Specialty Clinic
(608) 263-6420
 
For Physicians 
Physicians who would like to refer a patient should contact the Access Center
(800) 472-0111
 
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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
Images of an infant's feet with clubfoot before treatment with the Ponseti Method
 
Casts used during the Ponseti Method to treat clubfeet
Casts used during treatment for club foot using the Ponseti Method
  
Feet after treatment using the Ponseti Method
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.