Ponseti method revolutionizes clubfoot care

By Jennie McKee

Nonsurgical treatment is inexpensive, widely applicable, and effective

For decades, the only treatment for idiopathic congenital talipes equinovarus, commonly known as clubfoot, was surgery to adjust the tendons, ligaments, and joints in the foot and ankle. But the work of Ignacio V. Ponseti, MD, would change the lives of patients with clubfoot around the world.

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