Clubfoot Brace (Ponseti, AFOs, Denis Brown Bar)
Clubfoot braces consist of two AFO’s or shoes connected by a bar. Both feet are braced, even if the clubfoot is only on one side. Generally, the clubfoot is turned to the outside more than the unaffected foot. For young infants, the brace is used full time (except for bath time) for three to four months, then with naps and at night for up to four years.
Research has shown that children who wear the brace as prescribed are less likely to need additional treatment. If your child has difficulty tolerating the brace, or pulls out of the brace frequently, notify your physician and orthotist right away so they can provide tips, make necessary adjustments or change the brace type as needed.