Clubfoot in New Jersey
Recognized as one of the top foot and ankle treatment centers based out of the Cedar Knolls, NJ area, Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons offers state-of-the-art treatment options for your child’s clubfoot.
What is Pediatric Clubfoot?
The congenital condition causes the foot to turn inward and to point down. It is much more common among males than females and it occurs in about one out of every 1,000 births.
Signs & Symptoms
- One foot or both feet pointing inwards and downwards
- Toes point toward the opposite leg
- The bottom of the feet face inward
- Baby’s foot appears upside down
Benefits of Pediatric Clubfoot Treatment
When you choose Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons to treat your child’s clubfoot, here are some of the primary benefits they could expect to receive:
- The ability to walk normally, without the appearance of walking on the side of your feet or ankles.
- The ability to participate in sports or other types of physical activity.
The majority of children with clubfoot experience a normal and healthy life following treatment protocols.
How is Pediatric Clubfoot Treatment Performed?
Clubfoot is an aggravating experience for both parents and children, but it is highly treatable.
There are currently two popular methods of nonsurgical clubfoot treatment, traditional and Ponseti.
- Traditional treatment focuses on fixing one position of the patient’s foot at a time, usually starting with the inward position first. Once the patient’s foot is adjusted from its inward position, treatment transitions to adjust the foot from its downward pointed position. If the treatment fails to be effective, surgery is performed to correct the issue.
- The Ponseti method is an increasingly popular way to correct clubfoot. The Ponseti method of treatment is developed on the fundamental understanding of the foot’s functional anatomy in conjunction with its relationships to muscles, ligaments and bones. Manipulations and casts provide a gradual corrective re-positioning to lift the foot from its downward and inward position.
Preparing for Pediatric Clubfoot Treatment
Preparation for your child’s clubfoot treatment depends on the plan of action outlined by your Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeon physician.
Pediatric Clubfoot Treatment Recovery
After your child has undergone a clubfoot treatment, recovery will be different for each patient, largely depending on the type of treatment administered.
Along with surgery, if casting or bracing is involved, follow up visits will be necessary to monitor progress.
There are reports of clubfoot returning in some cases, so children with the condition should be monitored until the foot has completely developed.
A New Generation of Foot & Ankle Specialists
They will approach your child’s treatment and care with sensitivity and support. The doctors will explain the diagnosis and work with you to develop a treatment plan to meet your child’s needs.
Board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, both Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson represent a new generation of foot and ankle specialists.
Dr. Mark Solomon serves as the team podiatrist for the New York Jets. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson offer an unsurpassed ability to diagnose and treat sports-related foot and ankle conditions/injuries. In addition, Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons has been voted the top podiatrist in Morris County.
How Much Does Pediatric Clubfoot Treatment Cost?
Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons accept Medicare and Atlantic Health System’s local health insurance. We are considered an out-of-network provider with other insurance plans.
Some insurance plans include an out-of-network provision. If your insurance plan has this provision, it is likely to cover a portion of the eligible charges. As a courtesy, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will submit your claims on your behalf.
If you do not have medical insurance, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will review the various payment options we offer. We offer CareCredit® financing and accept major credit cards.
It is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to know and understand what services are covered under their individual insurance policy.
Good foot and ankle healthcare should begin early in life. We take pride in making you and your child’s experience as comfortable as possible. Contact us to schedule your initial appointment today!