Best Clubfoot Treatment

         

If you or your baby suffers from a deformity where the ankle points downward and the toes are pulled inward, you’re likely searching for the best clubfoot treatment. Luckily, Dr. K specializes in the Ponseti Method for children, and also offers clubfoot treatment for patients in adulthood via the Ilizarov Method.

When Should Clubfoot Treatment Begin?

Most babies with clubfoot can be diagnosed before birth with a painless ultrasound. Studies show that 10% of clubfoot cases can be discovered as early as 13 weeks into pregnancy. At 24 weeks, about 80% of clubfoot cases can be found. There is approximately a 20% false-positive rate.

Clubfoot treatment for babies should begin within 7-10 days after birth because the baby’s bones, ligaments, and tendons are still soft and can be gently and slowly moved into the normal position. If parents discover their baby has a clubfoot after birth, they should consult with a foot surgeon, like Dr. K, as soon as possible.

Dr. K has been specially trained in the Ponseti Method, which has shown more success in correcting clubfoot than major surgery. Dr. K is one of the few surgeons who trained under Dr. Ponseti, who passed away in 2009. The Ponseti Method is becoming the standard treatment in the U.S. and around the world.

The Ponseti Method is endorsed and supported by World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, European Pediatric Orthopedic Society, and many more.

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We have been helping patients from all over the US with deformities and illnesses of the foot and ankle. We have always pushed the envelope to come up with new procedures, techniques, and devices. Our procedures have appeared on multiple national TV programs including the nationally syndicated The Doctors. Our goal is to help people walk again and restore their quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.