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Clubfoot and Foot Disorders Program

CHOC Children’s has been a center for treating foot and ankle conditions for more than 30 years. Led by orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Carl Weinert, our pediatric-trained specialists have unrivaled experience in treating clubfoot and other foot disorders in infants and children, including congenital limb defects, flat foot, polydactyly of toes, idiopathic toe-walking and inward twisting of the femur, shin bones or forefoot. We have a multidisciplinary team that uses that latest in casting, bracing, soft tissue and ligament releases, tendon transfers and bone lengthening and grafting.

We treat any foot and ankle disorder in children, including:

•    Clubfoot disorder
•    Flat feet
•    Polydactyly of toes
•    Talipes cavus
•    Tarsal coalitions
•    Tibial torsion (pigeon-toed)
•    Toe-walking
•    Toe deformities
•    Metatarsus adductus
•    Vertical talus

Treatment options may include:

•    Casting and bracing
•    Physical therapy
•    Soft tissue and ligament releases
•    Tendon transfers
•    Bone lengthening or grafting
•    Surgery, including soft tissue and bone reconstruction and gradual correction with external fixation

Contact Us

To make an appointment with our orthopaedic specialists, please call the CHOC Children’s Orthopaedic Institute at (888) 770-2462 and press 2 for specialty care clinics.

Clubfoot is a Treatable Condition

Clubfoot is a treatable childhood condition that requires orthopedic intervention. A child’s foot is typically twisted inward and down. It’s important to consult an orthopaedic surgeon as early as possible. We provide one-on-one, personalized support for children with clubfoot, as well as their families. We have experience in the very latest and proven treatment techniques, and most children go on to wear regular shoes, take part in sports and lead full, active lives. Learn more about our treatments for clubfoot.

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UC Irvine

CHOC Children's is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine