Complications of Ponseti Technique in Treatment of Idiopathic Club Foot


  • Samer Mohammed Redah Al-Wasiti Teaching Hospital, Risafah Health Directorate, Baghdad, Iraq



equinovarus, clubfoot, ponseti


Background: Clubfoot, or talipes equinovarus, is a congenital deformity that consist of; supination and adduction of the forefoot and midfoot; equinus of hindfoot and varus. It was found that more than 100,000 babies are born each year with congenital clubfoot

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the complications of  ponseti method for treatment of children with idiopathic club foot.

Subjects and Methods: 50 children with 74 clubfeet were managed by Ponseti method from May 2019 to July 2020 in Al-Wasity teaching hospital with primary correction of the deformity followed sometimes by elongation of Achilles tendon then the patients were followed up till June 2021 and the complications were calculated.

Results: complications were  10.8%  incomplete correction (mostly equinus) and it was corrected by surgery, 6.7%  ulcer on the medial surface of head of 1st metatarsal , 9.4%  cast falling and 18.9%  relapse.

Conclusions:  Ponseti technique is a safe and effective method for correction of  clubfoot and decreases the need for corrective surgery with minimal complications that can be easily managed.




How to Cite

Redah, S. M. (2022). Complications of Ponseti Technique in Treatment of Idiopathic Club Foot. AL-Kindy College Medical Journal, 18(2), 123–126.