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Clubfoot Simplified
Clubfoot Simplified
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Book Description

Fight against polio is successfully concluded in India and many countries across the world. The battle against eradication of disability from clubfoot is just begun and we will win only if compulsory and complete treatment is given to over 220,000 children born with clubfoot in the developing world every year.A world free of disability from clubfoot is possible when Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment reaches every child born with clubfoot successfully. Myths and misunderstanding leaves thousands of children untreated. Just getting the foot in normal corrected position using plaster casting is not sufficient to save children from lifetime disability. It is very important to maintain the corrected foot for five years with the right foot abduction brace to prevent relapse. Content of this book is answer to questions like what is clubfoot? What is Ponseti method? How to eradicate disability from clubfoot?This book is a must read for parents of children with clubfoot. Prevalence of clubfoot, consequences of untreated clubfoot, non-surgical conservative treatment and ways to make this disability history are explained well. Program managers and care givers will benefit well because the clubfoot treatment processes and management principles are truly simplified.