Among the pediatric orthopedic problems, Club Foot is one of the commonest.
It is a curving congenital deformity of the child’s foot. The knowledge of the deformity may come to light after birth and is traumatic for the parents. Thankfully treatment is simple, streamlined and gives good result. We apply POP casts to the foot every week and usually the foot corrects by 6 plasters. A small release of the heel cord may be required after the correction to complete the initial treatment. There after the foot is placed in special shoes and mother instructed on exercises.
We have been dealing with large number of these children, educating their parents and care givers about the clubfoot that they stick through the initial treatment and subsequent follow up till mature.
This is important so that any recurrence which is seen occasionally after a successful correction is addressed promptly. This translates to less surgery, if possible avoid surgery totally leaving a supple, scarless and beautiful foot.
As the Pediatric Orthopedic service has matured at Palakkad District Cooperative Hospital, Palakkad, Kerala, India, we have now decided to allocate Monday as the special day for clubfoot children . This enables us to streamline our services and parents to learn from each other and support each other through this.
We hope that this will help serve them better.
All appointments can be booked via the contact page or via the CPOS clinic / hospital through phone +919840724924 or +914912520391