Clubfoot in a baby: cause, symptoms, and resources

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Clubfeet occur in about one in a thousand babies. The severity of the complaint can differ per baby. You can read in this blog post how a clubfoot develops in a baby and which aids are offered against it.

Clubfoot in babies

Clubfoot is a congenital abnormality of the position of the foot. In the Netherlands, more than 200 babies are born with clubfoot every year, and about half of these children have clubfeet. With specific orthopedic aids, the foot eventually acquires an increasingly normal position.

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Cause of a clubfoot

The cause of this abnormality is that certain tendons and/or muscles in the lower leg are too long or too short. As a result, the foot and the bones assume a different position. A clubfoot is often treatable. With specific orthopedic aids, the foot will eventually get a more normal position without the child undergoing painful treatment.

Symptoms of a clubfoot

Clubfoot has a regular shape and contains all the bones and toes. Clubfeet are feet that are pointed downwards and turned inwards. The foot’s position is ‘fixed,’ which means that children cannot move the foot to a normal position. This is because tendons and muscles are shortened and developed differently than in a standard foot.

Double AFO standard

Tools for a baby’s clubfoot

When you notice clubfoot in a patient, there are a lot of things you can do. For example, there are orthopedic aids available. The aids ultimately ensure that the position of the foot is returned to its normal position.

The solution: Brace for a clubfoot

The brace is also an aid to prevent clubfeet. A clubfoot brace forces the foot to be in the correct position. This is a very effective way to remedy the clubfoot. With young children, it is often intended to be worn almost all day for several months. Think about 23 hours a day. This brace is then worn while sleeping until the child reaches the age of 4 years.

Clubfoot Shoes Mitchell Ponseti® AFO standard (each)(grey)

 129,95

Standard ankle foot orthosis (AFO) for use in Ponseti Method correction of clubfoot.

✅ Patented, high-quality footwear system based on the Ponseti Method
✅ Straps & soft synthetic leather body
✅ Increased heel visibility
✅ Easy locking and releasing of footwear, which attaches to the Ponseti Abduction Bar
✅ Dorsiflexion built into Ponseti Abduction Bar

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Clubfoot Shoes Mitchell Ponseti® AFO standard with Ponseti® Abduction Bar

 284,50

Standard ankle foot orthosis (AFO) for use in Ponseti Method correction of clubfoot. The Quick Clip system connects the AFO to the abduction bar to maintain proper alignment.

✅ Patented, high-quality footwear system based on the Ponseti Method
✅ Straps & soft synthetic leather body
✅ Increased heel visibility
✅ Easy locking and releasing of footwear, which attaches to the Ponseti Abduction Bar
✅ Dorsiflexion built into Ponseti Abduction Bar

Sizing chart

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Clubfoot Shoes Mitchell Ponseti® AFO Standard (per pair)

 245,00

Standard ankle foot orthosis (AFO) for use in Ponseti Method correction of clubfoot.

✅ Patented, high-quality footwear system based on the Ponseti Method
✅ Straps & soft synthetic leather body
✅ Increased heel visibility
✅ Easy locking and releasing of footwear, which attaches to the Ponseti Abduction Bar
✅ Dorsiflexion built into Ponseti Abduction Bar

Sizing chart

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The baby has clubfeet, now what?

If clubfeet are discovered, a second ultrasound will take place to check. At that point, nothing changes about the pregnancy. The parents are only referred to an orthopedist to discuss the situation. The orthopedist will help further so that the baby fully recovers from clubfeet.

Advantages of Ponseti products with a clubfoot

Ponseti-clubfoot has properties that characterize the product. These advantages make the product a unique baby clubfoot aid that sets it apart from similar models. The benefits of Ponseti products can be found below.

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Clubfoot Shoes Mitchell Ponseti® AFO standard with Ponseti® Abduction Bar

 284,50

Standard ankle foot orthosis (AFO) for use in Ponseti Method correction of clubfoot. The Quick Clip system connects the AFO to the abduction bar to maintain proper alignment.

✅ Patented, high-quality footwear system based on the Ponseti Method
✅ Straps & soft synthetic leather body
✅ Increased heel visibility
✅ Easy locking and releasing of footwear, which attaches to the Ponseti Abduction Bar
✅ Dorsiflexion built into Ponseti Abduction Bar

Sizing chart

SKU: PB003 Categories: ,
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Clubfoot Shoes Mitchell Ponseti® AFO Standard (per pair)

 245,00

Standard ankle foot orthosis (AFO) for use in Ponseti Method correction of clubfoot.

✅ Patented, high-quality footwear system based on the Ponseti Method
✅ Straps & soft synthetic leather body
✅ Increased heel visibility
✅ Easy locking and releasing of footwear, which attaches to the Ponseti Abduction Bar
✅ Dorsiflexion built into Ponseti Abduction Bar

Sizing chart

SKU: PB002P Categories: ,
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Clubfoot Shoes Mitchell Ponseti® AFO standard (each)(grey)

 129,95

Standard ankle foot orthosis (AFO) for use in Ponseti Method correction of clubfoot.

✅ Patented, high-quality footwear system based on the Ponseti Method
✅ Straps & soft synthetic leather body
✅ Increased heel visibility
✅ Easy locking and releasing of footwear, which attaches to the Ponseti Abduction Bar
✅ Dorsiflexion built into Ponseti Abduction Bar

Sizing chart

SKU: PB002 Grey Categories: , ,
Read more