About the Book
Dispelling Myths and Misunderstanding around Clubfoot and its treatment
Fight against polio is successfully concluded in India and many countries across the world. The battle against eradication of disability from clubfoot is just begun and we will win only if compulsory and complete treatment is given to over 220,000 children born with clubfoot in the developing world every year.A world free of disability from clubfoot is possible when Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment reaches every child born with clubfoot successfully. Myths and misunderstanding leaves thousands of children untreated. Just getting the foot in normal corrected position using plaster casting is not sufficient to save children from lifetime disability. It is very important to maintain the corrected foot for five years with the right foot abduction brace to prevent relapse. Content of this book is answer to questions like what is clubfoot? What is Ponseti method? How to eradicate disability from clubfoot?This book is a must read for parents of children with clubfoot. Prevalence of clubfoot, consequences of untreated clubfoot, non-surgical conservative treatment and ways to make this disability history are explained well. Program managers and care givers will benefit well because the clubfoot treatment processes and management principles are truly simplified.
About the author
Santhosh George oversees clubfoot disability eradication program in India on behalf of CURE Clubfoot. Started in 2009 with one state program treating 800 children in the first year, in 2016 clubfoot management program is spread over 27 out of 29 states in India with over 1000 children enrolled every month for free treatment in public hospitals. In the last seven years he established a national network of clubfoot management program in partnership with state and central governments in India and aims to extend its service to other countries in Asia. He believes that clubfoot as a lifetime disability can be eliminated globally with enhanced awareness and expanded network of designated clubfoot treatment centres. It is important that the doctors understand Ponseti method well and parents are determined to complete the treatment to see their children saved from lifetime disability. Spreading right information on prevalence of clubfoot and the consequence of untreated clubfoot is important to see this world free of disability from clubfoot he believes.
Title: Clubfoot Simplified
Date of Publication: 10-11-2016
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