Every year in the United States alone, it is estimated that as many as 8000 babies are born with idiopathic clubfoot, a foot deformity that affects otherwise healthy babies. For decades the long-standing medical solution has been surgery. But there is a better way.
Dr. John Herzenberg is head of pediatric orthopedics at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Director of the International Center for Limb Lengthening where every Friday is Clubfoot Clinic and where almost every child is treated with a non-surgical technique called the Ponseti Method. Dr. Ponseti, the inventor of the Ponseti Method, died in October of 2009 at the age of 95. He remained active in his clinic at the University of Iowa up until the day of his death.
A Family Experiences Sinai Hospital's Clubfoot Program
Erin and Joe Ferner describe their experience with the Rubin Institute for
Advanced Orthopedics and its clubfoot program at Sinai Hospital. Their baby
Kilian was born with this condition. The Rubin Institute's clubfoot program uses
a nonsurgical process called the Ponseti Method to correct this condition. The
program is led by John Herzenberg, M.D., one of the world's leading Ponseti
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