As part of our comprehensive foot and ankle program, Texas Children's Hospital has a weekly clubfoot program staffed by subspecialty-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons, a dedicated pediatric orthotist, pediatric social worker and available pediatric physical therapist. Patients of all ages with clubfoot are seen and treated.
Families have the opportunity to interact with other families undergoing similar treatment and can see patients in all stages of treatment, including casting, bracing and long-term follow-up. Expecting mothers can also meet with physicians to discuss the future treatment options for the baby diagnosed with clubfoot in utero through the Texas Children's Hospital Fetal Center.
The clinic is supervised by Dr. Jaclyn Hill on Friday at the Medical Center location and by Dr. Vinitha Shenava on Wednesday at the West Campus location. Patients are treated with the Ponseti method of casting and a non-operative approach to correction of the clubfoot. All of our doctors are actively involved in the education of our families and research to further advance the treatment of clubfoot. One of our on-going research projects focuses on parental satisfaction after Achilles tenotomy.