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Prof. Jose Morcuende advocates for Ponseti method in treating clubfoot

Posted on April 29th, 2014 No Comments

Prof. Jose Morcuende,┬áChief Medical Director of Ponseti International Association, recently recommended the Ponseti method for treating patients with clubfoot. The Ponseti method involves a combination of gentle manipulation and casting in order to correct this birth defect. In a five-day advanced clubfoot workshop held in Lagos, Morcuende noted the effectiveness of the Ponseti treatment in […]

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Clubfoot research to be done with grant from Ronald McDonald

Posted on January 30th, 2012 No Comments

A grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities will help researchers educate and spread the word about club foot treatments. The grant was given to Ponsetti International Association of the University of Iowa last week and it will provide a $302,400 grant for two years in order to support fellowships to developing countries so that they […]

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Three treatment options for club foot

Posted on January 9th, 2012 No Comments

Club foot is a birth defect that occurs when the foot does not develop normally in the womb. Recently, the use of Depakote during pregnancy has been linked to the development of birth defects such as club foot. Although this may not be a fatal birth defect, it can cause mobility issues for children and […]

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Surgeon travels world teaching club foot treatment

Posted on December 15th, 2011 No Comments

A surgeon from Davenport has been on a mission to teach a noninvasive, inexpensive procedure to correct club foot around the world. Club foot, one of the most common birth defects in the world, occurs when the feet are turned sideways and they face downward creating multiple difficulties if left untreated. A retired orthopedic surgeon […]

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Treatment for club foot

Posted on November 28th, 2011 No Comments

The antiepileptic medication, Depakote, is used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder and migraines, but it has recently been in the news because of an increased risk of developing birth defects if taken during pregnancy. One birth defect that has been linked to the use of Depakote during pregnancy is club foot. It may not be […]

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