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Persistent clubfoot deformity following treatment by the Ponseti method

Chu, Alice; Lehman, Wallace B.

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: January 2012 - Volume 21 - Issue 1 - p 40–46
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32834ed9d4

The Ponseti method of clubfoot correction is now widely practiced worldwide. Initial correction rates are nearly 100%, but subsequent relapses may occur in up to one-third of patients. Very little has been written by anyone other than Dr Ponseti about the characterization and treatment of recurrent clubfoot deformity following use of the Ponseti method. This review paper is the first one which draws together the current literature on the topic.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, New York Ponseti Clubfoot Center, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, USA

This work was conducted at the New York Ponseti Clubfoot Center of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, USA.

Correspondence to Alice Chu, MD, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 East 17th Street, New York 10003, USA Tel: +1 212 598 6261; fax: +1 646 794 1201; e-mail:

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.