Clubfoot Resources







  • “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.
  • Clubfoot bedtime story, Bo’s Cherub Feet
  • Parents’ Guide to Clubfoot


  • Presentation about clubfoot treatment in Spanish


  • Clubfoot: Ponseti Management.
  • 1963 Ponseti IV, Smoley EN. Congenital clubfoot: the results of treatment. J Bone Joint Surg Am 45(2):2261¬–2270.
  • 1972 Campos J, Ponseti IV. Observations on pathogenesis and treatment of congenital clubfoot. Clin Orthop Relat Res 84:50–60.
  • 1980 Laaveg SJ, Ponseti IV. Long-term results of treatment of congenital clubfoot. J Bone Joint Surg Am 62(1):23–31.
  • 1981 Brand RA, Laaveg SJ, Crowninshield RD, Ponseti IV. The center of pressure path in treated clubfoot. Clin Orthop Relat Res 160:43–47.
  • 1981 Ponseti IV, El-Khoury GY, Ippolito E, Weinstein SL. A radiographic study of skeletal deformities in treated clubfoot. Clin Orthop Relat Res 160:30–42.
  • 1992 Ponseti IV. Treatment of congenital clubfoot. [Review, 72 refs] J Bone Joint Surg Am 74(3):448–454.
  • 1995 Cooper DM, Dietz FR. Treatment of idiopathic clubfoot: a thirty-year follow-up note. J Bone Joint Surg Am 77(10):1477–1489.
  • 1996 Ponseti IV. Congenital Clubfoot: Fundamentals of Treatment. Oxford University Press.
  • 1997 Ponseti IV. Common errors in the treatment of congenital clubfoot. Int Orthop 21(2):137–141.
  • 1998 Ponseti IV. Correction of the talar neck angle in congenital clubfoot with sequential manipulation and casting. Iowa Orthop J 18:74–75.
  • 2001 Pirani S, Zeznik L, Hodges D. Magnetic resonance imaging study of the congenital clubfoot treated with the Ponseti method. J Pediatr Orthop 21(6):719–726.
  • 2003 Ippolito E, Farsetti P, Caterini R, Tudisco C. Long-term comparative results in patients with congenital clubfoot treated with two different protocols. J Bone Joint Surg Am 85(7):1286–1294.
  • 2004 Morcuende JA, Dolan L, Dietz F, Ponseti IV. Radical reduction in the rate of extensive corrective surgery for clubfoot using the Ponseti method. Pediatrics 113:376–380.
  • 2004 Dobbs MB, Rudzki JR, Purcell DB, Walton T, Porter KR, Gurnett CA. Factors predictive of outcome after use of the Ponseti method for the treatment of idiopathic clubfeet. J Bone Joint Surg Am 86(1):22–27.
  • 2005 Tindall AJ, SSteinlechner CW, Lavy CB, Mannion S, Mkandawire N. Results of manipulation of idiopathic clubfoot deformity in Malawi by orthopaedic clinical officers using the Ponseti method: a realistic alternative for the developing world? J Pediatr Orthop 25:627–629.
  • 2006 Ponseti IV, Zhivkov M, Davis N, Sinclair M, Dobbs MB, Morcuende JA. Treatment of the complex idiopathic clubfoot. Clin Orthop Relat Res 451:171–176.
  • 2006 Shack N, Eastwood DM. Early results of a physiotherapist-delivered Ponseti service for the management of idiopathic congenital talipes equinovarus foot deformity. J Bone Joint Surg Br 88:1085–1089.
  • 2008 Gurnett CA, Boehm S, Connolly A, Reimschisel T, Dobbs MB. Impact of congenital talipes equinovarus etiology on treatment outcomes. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2008 Jul;50(7):498-502.
  • 2008 Richards BS, Faulks S, Rathjen KE, Karol LA, Johnston CE, Jones SA. A comparison of two nonoperative methods of idiopathic clubfoot correction: the Ponseti method and the French functional (physiotherapy) method. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Nov;90(11):2313-21.
  • 2014 Zhao D, Liu J, Zhao L, Wu Z. Relapse of Clubfoot after Treatment with the Ponseti Method and the Function of the Foot Abduction Orthosis. Clin Orthop Surg. 2014 Sep;6(3):245-252. Epub 2014 Aug 5.
  • 2014  Shabtai, L., Specht, S. C., & Herzenberg, J. E. (2014). Worldwide spread of the Ponseti method for clubfoot. World J Orthop, 5(5), 585-590. Available at:
  • 2015 Chu, A. and Lehman, W.B. (2015). Treatment of Idiopathic Clubfoot in the Ponseti Era and Beyond, Foot and Ankle Clinicsdoi:10.1016/j.fcl.2015.08.002
  • 2015 Sarbu, I., Socolov, D., Carp, S., and Ciongradi, C.I. (2015). The Prenatal Counseling Importance in Congenital Talipes Equinovarus Treatment, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 205, 688-692doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.09.108
  • 2015 Kulkarni, R.M., Rathore, A., Negandhi, R.,  Kulkarni, M.G., Kulkarni, S.G. and Sekhri, A. (2015). Treatment Of Neglected And Relapsed Clubfoot With Midfoot Osteotomy: A Retrospective Study,International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics, 1(1):38-43. 
Your child is perfect, we only have to straighten his little feet.

Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, 2008

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