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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.

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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.

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Why Choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of clubfoot?

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Our Physicians

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

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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:

Kristen Venuti, C.R.N.P.

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