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Bones & Muscles

The Ponseti Clubfoot Brace: Tips for Parents

Correcting your child’s clubfoot begins with a series of casts and ends with a brace. Here's how to help your child wear it successfully.

The Ponseti Method: Bracing Phase

The Ponseti method to treat clubfoot is done in two phases – the casting phase gradually moves the foot to the correct position, and the bracing phase makes sure it stays there. Learn about bracing.

The Ponseti Method: Casting Phase

The Ponseti method to treat clubfoot is done in two phases – the casting phase gradually moves the foot to the correct position, and the bracing phase makes sure it stays there. Learn about casting.

The Ravitch Procedure

The Ravitch procedure is a surgery to correct severe pectus carinatum and pectus excavatum.

The WREX Orthosis (Assistive Device)

The WREX is an assistive device that kids can wear to help them if they have weak arms.

Thumb Duplication

Babies with thumb duplication (or thumb polydactyly) are born with an extra thumb on one or both hands. Most will have surgery to fix the problem.

Thumb Hypoplasia

Babies with thumb hypoplasia are born with a thumb that is smaller than normal, or with the thumb missing completely.

Torticollis

Torticollis is a common condition that causes a stiff neck or neck pain that makes it difficult for kids to turn their heads.

Ulnar Dysplasia

Babies with ulnar dysplasia (also called ulnar club hand) are born with a short or missing ulnar bone. This makes the wrist turn out.

What Is Collagen?

Collagen is a protein in the body that helps make bones strong.