Also known as talipes equinovarus, clubfoot is a disorder that affects the ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the feet and calves.

​The foot tilts inward and upward at the ankle.

It is one of the most common birth defects.

​Approximately 5,000 babies each year in the United States are born with clubfoot.

Boys are affected with clubfoot twice as often as girls.
 

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​It can affect one foot (unilateral) or both feet (bilateral).

There is currently no way to prevent clubfoot.

The current treatment method of choice is the Ponseti method, a nonsurgical method. Prior to the Ponseti method, many babies were having full reconstructive surgeries for correction.

Many adults still suffer from damages caused by early invasive surgeries

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CLUBFOOT CHRONICLES

My son was diagnosed at 20 weeks in utero. I was told over and over that it would be an 'easy fix' and that I 'wouldn't even remember it happened.' But, here I am. My son's foot is atypical and I wake up every morning hoping he hasn't relapsed.” 

 

—  Nicole, Co-founder of Clubfoot C.A.R.E.S.

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