Clubfoot Treatment from Pediatric
Orthopedic Specialists in the Quad Cities
ORA Orthopedics provides the latest advances in clubfoot treatment at our Pediatric Center of Excellence in the Quad Cities. Our pediatric orthopedic specialists are uniquely trained to correct musculoskeletal problems in growing children. Since 1963, generations of families in Bettendorf, IA, Davenport, IA, Moline, IL, and surrounding communities have turned to us for world-class orthopedics.
Clubfoot is a broad term that describes a variety of congenital deformities in which a child’s foot is abnormally positioned or twisted. This fairly prevalent problem is usually an isolated condition, as most affected children are otherwise healthy. Clubfoot may occur in one or both feet as a result of shortened tendons, which are the tissues that connect muscles to bones.
Visit ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities if your child appears to have an unusually shaped or positioned foot. Clubfoot treatment is relatively simple and effective, but delaying treatment could lead to subsequent musculoskeletal issues and walking difficulties.
There are typically two main treatment approaches for clubfoot:
- Stretching and casting – This approach takes advantages of the child’s soft, malleable bones and tendons. A doctor will move the child’s foot into a correct position and hold it in that position with a cast. The child’s foot will then be repositioned and re-casted every few weeks, and a minor procedure will be performed at the end of the process to lengthen the Achilles tendon.
- Surgery – In the event that nonsurgical clubfoot treatment does not correct the foot, surgery and subsequent bracing may be suggested to lengthen key tendons and encourage a more natural foot shape.
Contact an ORA Orthopedics location in the Quad Cities to schedule an appointment with a pediatric orthopedic specialist on our team and learn more about our clubfoot treatment options.