When you refer your patients to OIC’s Center for Clubfoot, we’ll do everything possible to provide the expert orthopedic care they need so they can run, walk and play just like any other kid. For more than 100 years, OIC physicians have helped thousands of children recover from clubfoot and live normal, active lives.
At OIC, we use the 3-stage Ponseti method as our first line of treatment for children with clubfoot. We usually start in the first 2 weeks after birth, although we’ve also had excellent results treating babies and children referred to us at an older age. Research has shown the Ponseti method is 95% effective when used properly. That’s why, when you refer your patient to OIC’s Center for Clubfoot, you can be sure we’ll be there every step of the way, providing the care and support that successful treatment requires.
At OIC, we take a collaborative approach to evaluating and treating clubfoot. Our team of experts is led by the following specialist:
Our physicians are supported by a specialized team of medical professionals exclusively focused on pediatric orthopedics. This team may include:
The J. Vernon Luck, Sr., MD Orthopaedic Research Center (JVL) at OIC is committed to developing a deeper understanding of the biology and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system, and to applying this knowledge to improve orthopedic materials, implants, surgical instrumentation, surgical techniques and the overall quality of care to orthopedic patients world-wide.
The researchers at JVL, in close collaboration with OIC orthopedic surgeons, have published many studies on the treatment, outcome and biomechanics of idiopathic clubfoot. An institutional review board (IRB) approved database of more than 300 infants treated at OIC has been established to study all aspects of clubfoot treatment.Learn More
OIC has world-class expertise in treating both isolated (or idiopathic) and non-isolated clubfoot. At OIC, we use the Ponseti method. According to the Ponseti International Association this method is 95% effective for the treatment of clubfoot when used properly.
The Ponseti method is a minimally invasive method of treatment involving 3 steps:
We provide a full range of treatment and support services for your patient, including:
If visiting OIC’s Center for Clubfoot isn’t convenient for your patient’s family, one of our specialists can assess clubfoot in a patient who is potentially miles away by utilizing videoconferencing, still and video images, e-health (including patient and physician portals) and telephone consults, to mention a few. Through this dynamic, HIPPA compliant and collaborative technology, we can improve outcomes and efficiencies by delivering a more personalized, patient-centered care program.