Lurie Children’s offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary program for clubfoot, a congenital condition that can affect one or both feet in newborns. Our dedicated team of orthopaedic, sports medicine and orthotics specialists have created a coordinated, family-centered approach to clubfoot care. We use the Ponseti Method, the gold standard in clubfoot treatment today. When started early in infancy, this method offers dramatic and positive results through gentle manipulation and repositioning of the feet, along with casting and bracing. We work very closely with Lurie Children's orthotists to create the proper braces to use in the Ponseti Method.
Our clubfoot specialists treat children from birth through childhood and follow them through their teen years. We also provide prenatal counseling to parents who are concerned about having a baby with clubfoot. As one of the largest referral centers for clubfoot treatment in the Midwest, we see many children for second opinions. Our support extends to community-based pediatricians and therapists who care for children with clubfoot throughout the region.
The goal of our clubfoot program is to correct your child’s feet to give them a normal appearance and excellent function. Our team will help your child participate in the sports and recreational activities that are a part of a healthy childhood and adolescence.