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Deformity Correction and Limb lengthening Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics

Clubfoot Parental Awareness and Caregiving advise Programme at Palakkad , Kerala


Clubfoot Care Team at Palakkad District Cooperative Hospital, Palakkad, Kerala, India
Clubfoot Care Team at Palakkad District Cooperative Hospital, Palakkad, Kerala, India

I am happy to announce that we successfully organised a Clubfoot Parental Awareness and Caregiving Programme at the Palakkad District Co-operative Hospital, Palakkad, Kerala on August 31st, 2019. This was done to organise parents into a self support group and to provide parents the necessary group counselling on Ponseti Method of Clubfoot treatment.

We have been organising World Clubfoot Day programmes, Free Medical Camps of Clubfoot and assiting children from underprivileged backgrounds get Ponseti standard of care Clubfoot along with CTEV Foot Abduction Orthosis via our charity trust https://mitratrust.org. We also described out #ArztForACause art and painting fundraiser which is undertaken originally to raise funds for children with Cerebral Palsy and now extended to children with Pediatric Orthopaedic Deformities.

The programme was well attended and was co-ordinated with our Obsterician colleague and all the staff nurses who are part of the Clubfoot Care team who counselled the young mothers on Breast Feeding, Child Nutrition, Clubfoot, Braces and Ponseti Exercises.

We were pleasantly surprised at the turnout on the day as it was organised in short notice. This programme will be followed up more such programmes on Clubfoot ( sometimes called CTEV : Congenital Talipes Equino Varus ) for Staff Nurses and train them in Ponseti Care .

Attaching below are the pictures from the event.

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Art and Paintings

My Upcoming Clubfoot Project – #Art work


I am excited to be planning my upcoming project of #Clubfoot (details would be announced soon). As usual I design all my stuff (Little tuning at times from professionals).

This time I have decided to go all alone and paint my own artwork for use with the project.

I decided to go digital.

I used #Wacom One Tablet and #MyPaint #FOSS software. Superb combination.

Attaching a work below.

Clubfoot #Art for my upcoming project among #Clubfoot #children in #Kerala 

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Clubfoot #Art for my upcoming project among #Clubfoot #children in #Kerala #DigitalArt @wacom
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Deformity Correction and Limb lengthening Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics

Free Medical Camp for World Clubfoot Day 2018


World Clubfoot Day free medical camp concluded well and many patients had the opportunity to consult free and take advise for their child.

Attaching below is the collage .

We have a lovely Clubfoot Care team that made this event and caring for these children over team so much easier.

World Clubfoot Day
World Clubfoot Day with Children, Parents and Clubfoot Care Team

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Deformity Correction and Limb lengthening Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics

World #Clubfoot Day is afoot ! – Free medical camp for children with Clubfoot


I’m organising a free medical camp on June 4th at Palakkad Cooperative Hospital, Palakkad, Kerala on World Clubfoot Day.

Please do spread the news so that anybody interested can seek care.

Attaching below is a poster in local language Malayalam.

Interested patients may contact hospital Reception on following phone numbers for registration :

+91 491 252 0391

+91 491 252 2805

+91 491 253 6293

Clubfoot medical camp
World clubfoot day free medical camp

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Deformity Correction and Limb lengthening Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics

Bracing and Orthotics for Clubfoot (CTEV)


Once clubfoot is corrected with Ponseti plaster application and tendoachilles tenotomy, it’s time to maintain the correction of foot till child is grown more and started walking well. There is risk of clubfoot recurring without proper bracing.

Recurrent clubfoot
Recurrent clubfoot without bracing

Types of braces

Steinbeck device, Iowa Brace and Dobbs Brace are commonly used clubfoot Foot Abduction Orthosis.

Dobbs brace in particular has the added advantage of providing extra mobility to the child potentially improving compliance. Comparatively it’s more expensive.

Compliance

In rural India it’s especially difficult to ensure compliance to orthosis for parents as many feel clubfoot treatment finishes with Ponseti casting. Social issues and sensitivity of going out of home with brace fitted is one of the issues that makes parent fall out. Some of them don’t spend enough time learning to put it on and take it off and give up once child starts crying. It’s an easy procedure that we teach aling with nurses and orthotists to help parents during initial days.

Steinbeck braces

Steinbeck bracing
Clubfoot Steinbeck braces

Fitting Steinbeck clubfoot brace
Foot inside Steinbeck clubfoot brace

Dobbs Bracing

Dobbs brace for Clubfoot
Dobbs brace allowing movement

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Deformity Correction and Limb lengthening Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics

World Clubfoot Day on June 3rd


This 2018, on June 3rd, we at Palakkad District Co-operative Hospital and Research Centre are celebrating the World Clubfoot Day.

We are planning special Outpatient Clinics for children with Clubfoot disorder in and around Palakkad, Kerala.

Please find below the Malayalam Poster for the #ClubFoot Day

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