Clubfoot is a common congenital deformity of unknown, multifactorial cause. There is good evidence that there are genetic factors involved. While it can be associated with other conditions, most often it is an isolated diagnosis. Although this diagnosis can be frightening and overwhelming for new parents and their families, it is easily treated and most children respond very well to treatment.
The Utah Clubfoot Clinic, a joint venture of Shriners Hospitals for Children and The University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics, offers comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and management of clubfoot and other congenital foot deformities in infants and children. Our board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are trained in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment. For the very rare cases in which casting and bracing are not effective, our physicians also have extensive experience with surgical treatment options.