Global HELP (Health Education Low-cost Publications), of
Seattle, WA, USA, has recently published a medical booklet about the Ponseti method (contains graphic medical photographs).
Here is the description from the Global HELP website:
"This 32 page, 4 color book, published in 2003, provides
information on all aspects of Ponseti management of clubfoot. It was designed for health care professionals, trainees and
families to provide information about this technique. The book was authored by Dr. Ponseti, his Iowa colleagues and others,
who have mastered this casting technique. We recommend that Dr. Ponseti’s technique be learned in a course using this
book as a reference.
Shafique Pirani, Fred
Dietz, Jose Morcuende, Vincent Mosca, John Herzenberg, Stuart Weinstein, Norgrove Penny, Michiel Steenbeek
Abstract of study comparing the impact of casting material in the Ponseti method- plaster versus
Study about the effects of the FAB on leg rotation:
Abstract of study determining risks of bleeding complications during percutaneous tenotomy procedure,
used to lengthen the Achilles tendon.
Comprehensive collection of twenty published and unpublished articles (in 2 files below) on
the Ponseti method (compiled by Martin Egbert, circa October 2005).
Click here to download part 1 of 2 (8 Mb pdf file) first 81 pages of Ponseti articles
Click here to download part 2 of 2 last 72 pages of Ponseti articles (5 Mb pdf file)
June 2006 article from BioMechanics comparing gait analysis studies of children treated with the Ponseti method and French
Physiotherapy method at Texas Scottish Rite, also a separate study on surgically corrected teens.
An overview from Currents, a publication of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, on the
Ponseti method, Winter 2000
Abstract entitled "Clubfoot Relapses: Natural History and the Effects of Foot Hyperabduction" by
Matthew Lovell, BS, Lori Dolan Ph.D, Ignacio Ponseti, M.D., and Jose A. Morcuende M.D., Ph.D
This information was initially presented at the 4th International Clubfoot Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey
and the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Washington D.C. in 2005.
Click here to download pdf version of clubfoot relapse abstract
AAOS Annual Meeting, February 2005, podium presentation by Dr. Jose
Morcuende on "The Identification and Treatment of Atypical Cases of Congenital Idiopathic Clubfoot"
Ponseti method article, co-authored by Dr. John Herzenberg, from the October, 2005, edition of the
magazine, BioMechanics, The Magazine of Body Movement and Medicine:
Full text article "Changing Paradigm for the Treatment of Clubfoot", Journal of Orthopedic Nursing,
Abstract entitled: Ponseti technique for the correction
of idiopathic clubfeet presenting up to 1 year of age. A preliminary study in children with untreated or complex deformities.
Conducted by the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics
and Traumatology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Abstract and full text study from the journal Pediatrics, February 2004 issue, titled "Radical Reduction in the Rate of Extensive Corrective Surgery for Clubfoot Using the Ponseti Method," by Jose A. Morcuende, MD, PhD, Lori A. Dolan, PhD(c),
Frederick R. Dietz, MD and Ignacio V. Ponseti, MD, Vol. 113 No. 2, pp. 376-380.
Abstract from the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery from Sept/Oct
2003 titled, "Evaluation of the treatment of idiopathic clubfoot by using the Ponseti method" by M. Colburn and M. Williams.
Evaluates cases of 34 infants (57 individual feet) treated with the Ponseti method.
Link to NCBI PubMed list abstract:
Abstract of article by Noonan KJ, Richards BS, titled "Nonsurgical
management of idiopathic clubfoot," published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Nov.-Dec. 2003
Abstract of article by Dobbs
MB, et al, titled "Factors predictive of outcome after use of the Ponseti method for the treatment of idiopathic clubfeet,"
published in the Journal of Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004 Jan; 86-A(1):22-7. "The purpose of this study was to examine the patient
characteristics and demographic factors related to the family that are predictive of recurrent foot deformities in patients
treated with this method."
PDF file of this paper: http://www.jbjs.org/Comments/pdf/JBJA086010022.pdf
"Commentary and Perspective" on above article, by Jose A.
Morcuende, MD, PhD, and Stuart L. Weinstein, MD, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, January 2004:
Abstract of paper by E. Ippolito, P. Farsetti, R. Caterini, and C. Tudisco, performed at the Dept.
of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rome, Rome, Italy. "Long-Term Comparative Results in Patients with Congenital
Clubfoot Treated with Two Different Protocols". One group used the Ponseti method with limited posterior ankle release.
JBJS (AM) 85: 1286-1294 (2003).
Summary note from the College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Oct. 2002, about above article, comoparing
traditional casting vs. Ponseti method:
Abstract of an article by Lehman WB et al, titled, "A method for the early evaluation
of the Ponseti (Iowa) technique for the treatment of idiopathic clubfoot," published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics,
Article on clubfoot at a web site called E-medicine that was written
in May 2002. It has a fairly thorough presentation of information on many aspects of clubfoot including rates of occurance,
theories on how it develops, clinical and x-ray evaluation, different treatment methods including traditional casting, Ponseti,
surgery, operative procedures, Ilizarov, potential complications of different methods, Relapsing, Outcomes, the future and
controversies and (graphic) photos. It was written by Dr. John Herzenberg of Maryland and Dr. Minoo Patel of Melbourne, Australia.
They are pediatric orthopedists who both switched over to the Ponseti method in the past 5 years.