Foot and ankle: Treatment of idiopathic clubfoot

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Clubfoot is a condition that affects the lower leg, ankle and foot. Learn about the main treatments available for clubfoot, including casting, minor surgery and bracing, as well as how to care for your child as they go through treatment.

Key points

  • Clubfoot is a condition that causes the lower leg, ankle and foot to turn inward and point down.
  • The standard of care for clubfoot is the Ponseti Method, which involves casting, a minor surgical procedure and bracing.
  • The full treatment of casting, surgery and bracing can take up to 6 months to complete.
Last updated: June 2nd 2021