Website links concerning the Ponseti method of clubfoot (talipes equinovarus) treatment
Messageboard posts and other misc.
Checklist for parents
Medical journals and papers
Media articles
Messageboard posts and other misc.
Bracing- Foot Abduction Brace
Other U.S. Physicians offering the method
Worldwide physicians offering the method
Ponseti method for older children
Family websites and support groups
Charity groups
Offer your comments/testimony

Links to interesting messageboard posts concerning articles from sources that aren't currently available on the Internet and other miscellaneous links.

Martin Egbert's notes from the clubfoot symposium held in Iowa City on October 7, 2005.  Includes information on long-term surgical study information presented by Dr. Matthew Dobbs.

Click here to download PDF file of 2005 symposim notes

Early dismissal of bracing/relapse reference post:

Martin Egbert post from April 19, 2004, with information from Dr. Ponseti on the new John Mitchell sandal/shoes for the FAB, for use in unusual cases:

Link to Martin Egbert's personal "A Parent's Clubfoot Research Paper" with observations and medical information collected from 1999-2004.

Martin Egbert's summary post on the Manchester International Clubfoot Conference, held in the U.K., Nov. 16-18, 2003.

Martin Egbert's messageboard post about Dr. Shafique Pirani's work in India in 2003.
and some posts about his work in Uganda:

Martin Egbert's summary post regarding the symposium on the Ponseti Method for Clubfoot Treatment at the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland held on September 12, 2003

Martin Egbert's messageboard posts on a number of 2002 conventions of the main Associations of Orthopedists, Pediatric Orthopedists, Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Orthopedic Nurses Association, the 3rd International Congress on Clubfoot and articles in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The following messages contain information and studies that were presented at those different conventions on clubfoot treatment with alot of it dealing with the Ponseti method.

A message about the Feb 2002 Convention of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

A press release by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) from their Feb 2002 Convention on the Ponseti method. or

An Instructional Course Lecture on Clubfoot in the Feb 2002 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS)

The May 2002 Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA) Convention - Scientific Papers and Posters on Clubfoot

A presentation on the Ponseti method at the National Association of
Orthopedic Nurses (NAON) May 2002 Convention

The 3rd International Congress on Clubfoot that was held Aug 27 and 28, 2002 in San Diego

Posts related to relapses:
Link to a messageboard post including text about Dr. Ponseti's 2001 article regarding relapses:
Another post on relapses, including info from Global Health booklet:
Another post on relapses, including info from Dr. Jose Morcuende on importance of bracing:

Link to message board post containing article about Dr. Ponseti from "Appreciative Inquiry" sponsored by Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve Univ.:

Link to a messageboard post about the Uganda Clubfoot Project in 2001.

Link to a messageboard post including text from a Sept. 29, 2001 article from the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Gazette newspaper about the clinic at the U of Iowa named in honor of Dr. Ponseti:

A link to a messageboard post with excerpts from Dr. Ponseti's editorial on Clubfoot Management that appeared in the Nov/Dec 2000 issue of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, a publication of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA).

Read about Dr. Ponseti's book at, including a review  by Dr. John Herzenberg

Dr. David Feldman's (NYU) letter to NY area orthopaedic surgeons about conversion to the Ponseti method from 2000, and general messageboard posts about the Ponseti method first being offered in the New York area.

Press Release from 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:

AAOS On-Line Service Small steps create huge advances in the pediatric foot

Parentsplace clubfoot board internet links about the Ponseti method (Clarissa's page):

A site from the UK with links to the Iowa Virtual Hospital site:

A great informational site from a family in South Africa who traveled to Iowa for treatment:

Parent hand out from Children's Specialists in San Diego, CA, including progressive pictures of foot during correction.  Comments about bracing protocol does vary from Iowa's standard (full-time for 2-3 month versus until child is standing):

Physician website about metatarsus adductus- similar to clubfoot: