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.
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
“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.”