Casting is generally and often used for clubfoot treatment. The cast is removed weekly to allow for stretching and continued improvement of the position of the foot. Once the foot is in the correct position, a final cast is put in place for roughly three weeks. Finally, the infant is fitted with a brace which is worn, at rest, for as many as three years. An outpatient procedure which releases a tense Achilles tendon is sometimes required as well. In very severe cases, surgery is performed to correct the clubfoot.
Because there have been reports in some cases of a clubfoot returning, children who suffer from clubfoot should be monitored by a pediatric orthopaedic specialist until the foot is completely developed.
At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center, our pediatric orthopaedic specialist treats children suffering from a host of orthopaedic conditions including clubfoot. No matter the severity; our specialist is here to help your child, and your family, through every step of the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process. If you are interested in learning more about clubfoot correction, schedule a consultation with our pediatric orthopaedic specialist today.