About the Project
The most common musculoskeletal deformity among newborn babies around the world is a condition commonly referred to as clubfoot. The medical term for this condition is congenital talipes equinovarus, meaning the foot is abnormally turned downward and inward. The resulting posture resembles a club. If left untreated, clubfoot persists as a rigid, unsightly deformity and is one of the most common causes of physical disability.
The critical final phase of treatment for clubfoot, using the Ponseti Method, requires parents to use a brace in order to maintain the correct foot posture for 12–14 hours each night until four years of age. Parents have been vocal about a desire to allow their children some mobility while maintaining correct alignment for the treatment of this deformity.