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Information about clubfoot and clubfoot treatment

The University of Iowa Ponseti Clubfoot Center

Ponseti International Association

Global Clubfoot Initiative


STEPS South Africa

Parent Support

Online Support Group for Parents

US-Based Clubfoot Shoe Exchange

Birth Defects Research

Ponseti International Association Tutorial on Clubfoot and the Ponseti Method

Informacion Sobre el Pie Zambo de Ponseti International Association - En Espanol


Georgina's blog about Oscar's first steps

El blog de la madre de Julian - En espanol

O blog sobre o tratamento de Alice - Em portugues

Read about Kylie, a baby born in the US with clubfoot, to learn tips from her mother


miraclefeet: treating clubfoot around the world

The Walking Miracle by Ponseti International Association

The University of Iowa Video on Clubfoot (part 1)


Congenital Clubfoot Fundamentals of Treatment by Dr. Ignacio Ponseti

An abreviated version of the book is available free of charge on behalf of Dr. Jose Morcuende and the Ponseti International Association.

The printed hardcover copy is available for $75+shipping costs through the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 52242. Chapter 7 covers treatment in depth.

Clubfoot: Ponseti Management, a shorter version of Dr. Ponseti's treatment manual, is available in several languages from Global HELP.

Relevant Journal Articles on Clubfoot

Cooper, Douglas M., and Frederick R. Dietz. "Treatment of Idiopathic Clubfoot. A Thirty-Year Follow-up Note." The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume. 77(10): 1477-1489, 1995 Oct.

Ponseti, I.V. "Correction of the talar neck angle in congenital clubfoot with sequential manipulation and casting." Iowa Orthopaedic Journal. 18: 74-5, 1998.

Ponseti, I.V. "Common errors in the treatment of congenital clubfoot." International Orthopaedics. 21(2): 137-41,1997.

Ponseti, I.V. "The treatment of congenital clubfoot [editorial]." Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 20(1): 1, 1994 Jul.

Ponseti, I.V. "Treatment of Congenital Clubfoot." [Review] [72 refs] Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume. 74(3): 448-54, 1992 Mar.

Laaveg, S.J., and I.V. Ponseti. "Long-term results of treatment of congenital clubfoot." Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume. 62(1): 23-31, 1980 Jan.

Campos, J., and I.V. Ponseti. "Observations on pathogenesis and treatment of congenital clubfoot." Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. 84: 50-60, 1972 May.

Brand, R.A., Laaveg, S.J., Crowninshield, R.D., and Ponseti, I.V. "The Center of Pressure Path in Treated Clubfeet." Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 160: 43-47, 1981 Oct.

Ponseti, I.V. Congenital Clubfoot: Fundamentals of Treatment. Oxford University Press, 1996.

Ponseti, I.V. and Becker, J.R. "Congenital Metatarsus Adductus: The Results of Treatment." Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume. 43(4): 702-711, 1966 June.

Farseti, P., Weinstein, S., and Ponseti, I.V. "The Long-Term Functional and Radiographic Outcomes of Untreated and Non-Operatively Treated Metatarsus Adductus." Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume. 76(2): 257-265, 1994 Feb.

Morcuende, JA, Dietz, FR, Ponseti, IV, and Weinstein, SL. Plaster cast treatment of clubfoot: the Ponseti method of manipulation and casting. J Pediatr Orthop, 3:161-167, 1994