Dr. Ignacio Ponseti developed the Ponseti treatment method for clubfeet at the University of Iowa nearly 70 years ago. This method corrects most clubfeet without major surgery, a big change from treatment methods that were common at the time of Dr. Ponseti’s initial work.
Because of the method’s long-term effectiveness, it is the leading treatment for clubfoot around the world.
Our doctors were among the first outside of Iowa to learn the method directly from Dr. Ponseti. We were the first in the Northwest to offer the Ponseti method for clubfoot treatment. We are listed as approved practitioners.
In addition, we have been leaders in teaching the technique to other orthopedic surgeons at national and international conferences, as well as through publications.
To read more about the Ponseti method, visit Global-HELP, a nonprofit medical literature publishing foundation started by the former director of our Department of Orthopedics, Dr. Lynn T. Staheli.