Ponseti

“Orthopaedics” literally means “the straight child”. Surgeons perform procedures on children to correct congenital conditions such as clubfeet and bowed legs. In many cases these conditions can be treated using a special casting method eliminating the need for surgery or greatly reducing the extent of surgery required.

The Ponseti technique, developed by Dr. Ignasi Ponsetí i Vives over fifty years ago, is a series of casts that manipulate the foot gently into a more normal position. After the the treatment the the child usually only requires minor surgery to lengthen the Achilles tendon as they grow.