Treatments for Clubfoot in Children
Treatments we provide
Considered the gold standard for clubfoot treatment, this method uses manipulation, a series of casts and often a small procedure to lengthen the Achilles tendon over the course of 2-3 months to correct the clubfoot.
Maintenance and Follow-Up
Treatment to correct a clubfoot includes several years of parental involvement and continued care. Stretching and braces are used at home to keep the clubfoot from returning to its abnormal position before treatment.
Surgery is sometimes necessary to lengthen tendons so the foot has full motion. A portion of children treated successfully with the Ponseti method will need one of their tendons moved from the inside of their foot to the outside to help them walk better. This usually occurs between ages 4 and 6. In some situations, more complex surgery may be required to correct clubfeet, especially if the clubfeet are associated with other conditions.