Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Emma's Story

Pediatric Orthopedics

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Emma's Story

When Emma Theiler was born, both of her feet were bent - a condition known as club foot.

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Dr. Blaise Nemeth at American Family Children's Hospital used the Ponseti approach to treat Emma's feet, performing a minor surgery and casting her feet and legs. The technique uses foot manipulation and casting to correct the deformity.

The Ponseti approach was a great success for Emma. Tremendous improvement was seen after just her first casting, and three years later, she is running, skipping and jumping like a normal child. Watch her story.