Club Foot

Clubfoot is a congenital deformity that severely twists the foot downward and inward making waling difficult or impossible. 1 out of every 750 children born in every country in the world regardless of race or geographic region suffers from clubfoot.

Clubfooting is a locomotor disability. This disability being congenital, may not be prevented, but can be corrected. This good news is that clubfoot is curable and the treatment is less expensive in comparisons to other disability. It can be permanently corrected without surgery using Ponseti technique. In India more than 50,000 children are born with Clubfoot every year. If not treated, all these children will be disabled children. It is estimated more than 1900 children born with Clubfoot yearly and is highly prevalent in Odisha.

A MOU was signed between the Department of Health and Family Welfare and the Department of Women Child Development, Government of Odisha and CURE International India Trust (CIIT) on 05.12.2012.

Accordingly, five free weekly club foot clinics have been established in the following places.

-::- SCB Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack

-::- VSS Medical College & Hospital, Burla

-::- MKCG Medical College & Hospital, Berhampur

-::- RGH, Rourkela

-::- DHH, Koraput