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The term “clubfoot” refers to a foot that turns inward. Clubfoot is present at birth (congenital) and is the most common disorder of the legs — about one in 1,000 children will be born with clubfoot.


Clubfoot: What You Need to Know

  • No one knows what causes clubfoot. Your child likely will be diagnosed right after birth if he or she displays this abnormality.
  • If your child is born with clubfoot, he or she will be treated by an orthopaedic specialist. Treatment usually involves stretching and casting the affected leg for several weeks.
  • If casting does not resolve the clubfoot issue, your child may require surgery. If your child has clubfoot, he or she should be monitored by a doctor until fully grown.

Why Choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of clubfoot?

Our Physicians

Rely on the expertise of our physicians to help you manage clubfoot in your infant.

Our Staff

Our physician assistants and nurse practitioners specialize in pediatric orthopaedics and play a key role in providing care to our patients and families.

Meet our staff members that care for infants with clubfoot:

photo of Kristen Venuti

Kristen Venuti, C.R.N.P.

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