Clubfoot

Child-Friendly Care For Clubfoot

We Offer Support For Clubfoot in Children

Clubfoot is a congenital deformity characterized by inwardly twisted feet that may be rigid or flexible. While the exact cause is unknown, it’s believed to involve genetic and environmental factors. Without treatment, clubfoot can lead to difficulty walking and wearing shoes, as well as pain and arthritis later in life. POBAR specializes in the non-surgical and surgical management of clubfoot, providing gentle manipulation, casting, bracing, and, if necessary, corrective surgery to achieve proper foot alignment and function.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Clubfoot is characterized by abnormal foot positioning, with the foot turned inward and downward. At POBAR, our specialists diagnose clubfoot through physical examination and imaging studies like X-rays to assess the severity of the deformity and plan treatment accordingly.

Treatment Options:

  • Ponseti method for gradual correction: Gentle manipulation, casting, and bracing to gradually correct foot alignment.
  • Achilles tenotomy for severe cases: Surgical release of the tight Achilles tendon to allow further correction.
  • Long-term bracing for maintenance: Prevents relapse and maintains proper foot alignment.

Recovery Time And Treatment Aftercare

The recovery time for clubfoot correction varies depending on the severity of the deformity and the chosen treatment method. With early intervention and consistent treatment, most children achieve full correction within a few months to a year.

Treatment Aftercare:

  • Compliance with bracing protocol: Continued use of braces following correction helps maintain proper foot alignment and prevents relapse.
  • Regular follow-up appointments: Monitoring the child’s progress allows healthcare providers to address any concerns promptly and make adjustments to the treatment plan as needed.

Your Questions Answered

What is clubfoot, and how is it diagnosed?

Clubfoot is a congenital foot deformity characterized by inward turning and downward pointing of the foot. Diagnosis typically involves a physical examination and may include imaging studies. For expert evaluation and personalized treatment, consult with the specialists at POBAR.

Can clubfoot be corrected without surgery?

Yes, non-surgical methods such as the Ponseti method, which involves gentle manipulation and casting of the foot, can effectively correct clubfoot in many cases. POBAR specializes in the Ponseti method and other non-surgical approaches for clubfoot treatment, ensuring optimal outcomes for your child.

What can I expect during and after treatment for my child's clubfoot?

Treatment for clubfoot typically involves serial casting followed by bracing to maintain correction. Regular follow-up appointments are important to monitor progress and adjust treatment as needed. POBAR provides comprehensive care for children with clubfoot, ensuring successful correction and long-term management.

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