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What is the treatment for club feet?
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
In brief: Serial casting
Clubfoot is usually managed conservatively (non-surgically).
The typical treatment is a casting or splinting regimen, starting a few days after birth. Most typically, the casting is performed and managed by a pediatric orthopedist. Occasionally, club foot does not respond well to non-surgical casting and surgery is necessary.

In brief: Serial casting
Clubfoot is usually managed conservatively (non-surgically).
The typical treatment is a casting or splinting regimen, starting a few days after birth. Most typically, the casting is performed and managed by a pediatric orthopedist. Occasionally, club foot does not respond well to non-surgical casting and surgery is necessary.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
In brief: Usually surgery
True club feet is usually treated with surgery.
There's also a system of using casts, that's less-well established as therapy but in some centers it's used. Your child needs to be eval'ed by a pediatric orthopedist with specific expertise in this area.

In brief: Usually surgery
True club feet is usually treated with surgery.
There's also a system of using casts, that's less-well established as therapy but in some centers it's used. Your child needs to be eval'ed by a pediatric orthopedist with specific expertise in this area.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Brent Rubin
Many clubfeet can be treated by the Ponsetti method of agressive casting and is some cases a lengthening of the Achilles tendon. Followup with a pediatric orthopedist or a podiatrist who treats pediatric cases
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Orthopedic exam and
A baby born with club feet is evaluated while in the hospital of birth, or shortly after going home.
The pediatric orthopedic doctor is the specialist who will take care of such foot deformities. X-rays, casting, splinting, and/or surgery may be needed.

In brief: Orthopedic exam and
A baby born with club feet is evaluated while in the hospital of birth, or shortly after going home.
The pediatric orthopedic doctor is the specialist who will take care of such foot deformities. X-rays, casting, splinting, and/or surgery may be needed.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Club foot
Casting/splinting is the usual first step , but surgery is also sometimes needed.
See your podiatrist for help. Good luck.

In brief: Club foot
Casting/splinting is the usual first step , but surgery is also sometimes needed.
See your podiatrist for help. Good luck.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Serial casting
which may necessitate some surgical procedures as well like a possible percutaeous achilles tendon lengthening.
Best t see a specialist who specializes in this.

In brief: Serial casting
which may necessitate some surgical procedures as well like a possible percutaeous achilles tendon lengthening.
Best t see a specialist who specializes in this.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Early intervention
See a podiatrist or foot/ankle pediatric orthopedist.
Serial casting is typically a treatment regimen started after the foot is carefully examined. The sooner this is done the better.

In brief: Early intervention
See a podiatrist or foot/ankle pediatric orthopedist.
Serial casting is typically a treatment regimen started after the foot is carefully examined. The sooner this is done the better.
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Start to treat early
Make sure you see a pediatric orthopedist or a podiatrist who have treated this before.
Early manipulation and serial casting and braces may work. However, you may need surgical correction.

In brief: Start to treat early
Make sure you see a pediatric orthopedist or a podiatrist who have treated this before.
Early manipulation and serial casting and braces may work. However, you may need surgical correction.
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
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In brief: Depends how bad
A club foot is a severe congenital deformity.
Sometimes it can be treated with manipulation and casting and other times with surgery. Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment usually wil have the best results.

In brief: Depends how bad
A club foot is a severe congenital deformity.
Sometimes it can be treated with manipulation and casting and other times with surgery. Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment usually wil have the best results.
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
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In brief: Never too late...
But the sooner the better. See a podiatrist who specializes in children's problems and get started right away! many famous people including some professional athletes have had successful careers after early club foot surgical correction.

In brief: Never too late...
But the sooner the better. See a podiatrist who specializes in children's problems and get started right away! many famous people including some professional athletes have had successful careers after early club foot surgical correction.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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In brief: Casting
It depends upon patient's age.
This is usually recognized at birth, which is the best time for casting. Adults would need bracing or surgery. Regards, Dr. Latva

In brief: Casting
It depends upon patient's age.
This is usually recognized at birth, which is the best time for casting. Adults would need bracing or surgery. Regards, Dr. Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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In brief: Serial
Casting when child is young will realign most but not all club feet.

In brief: Serial
Casting when child is young will realign most but not all club feet.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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In brief: Usually surgery
There may be some serial casts applied to try to reduce the deformity but a true club foot has best long term results with surgery.

In brief: Usually surgery
There may be some serial casts applied to try to reduce the deformity but a true club foot has best long term results with surgery.
Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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