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Our goal is to educate parents and general public about Ponseti treatment. We believe as more people find out and learn about this simple, low cost and non painful treatment and effective treatment, there will be less babies undergoing extensive and unnecessary surgical procedures. What is clubfoot? Clubfoot is when the foot or feet appears to turn inwards at the ankle. The most common symptoms of clubfoot are when people appear to be walking on the ankles, or on the sides of their feet.
The heel of the foot points down and the front half of the foot turns inward. Also, the heel may look too narrow and the muscles in the calf are smaller compared to a normal lower leg.
Inside the anatomy of clubfoot, the Achilles tendon is tighter than a normal foot. Learn more about what Clubfoot is and who is affected. Over the past 10 to 15 years, more success has been achieved in correcting clubfeet with the Ponseti Method, instead of major surgery.
The Ponseti Method is becoming the standard treatment in the U. The Ponseti method features a treatment phase and a maintenance phase. This is not a decision that should be delayed.
If you are not aware that your baby has a clubfoot in the womb, but discover it after birth, you should consult with an expert about correcting the clubfoot as soon as possible.
Learn more about Clubfoot treatment and your options. You can also call our Los Angeles area office at 1.
Clubfoot: Ponseti Management
Need a PDF reader? Details News: Now updated to a completely new 3rd Edition in a variety of languages. Thank you to everyone involved with the production of this new edition, especially those, like Dr. Jose Morcuende at Ponseti International , who edited and proof-read the book for up-to-date medical accuracy. Translations of this new 3rd Edition are also underway. Please let us know if you would like to help. This book provides information on all aspects of Ponseti management of Clubfoot.
Pregnant With Clubfoot Baby
Ponseti News Ponseti Method "Parents of infants born with clubfeet may be reassured that their baby, if otherwise normal, when treated by expert hands will have normal looking feet with normal function for all practical purposes. The well treated clubfoot is no handicap and is fully compatible with normal, active life. The treatment is based on a sound understanding of the functional anatomy of the foot and of the biological response of muscles, ligaments and bone to corrective position changes gradually obtained by manipulation and casting. These babies require special treatment and may need surgical correction.