ABC News Medical Moment: How We Treat Babies with Clubbed Feet

Milo and Christina Duran loved their newborn baby Maddox very much, but they had had concerns about his feet even before he was born.  Little Maddox was born with clubbed feet, so his feet were turned inwards, which would make it difficult to walk, run and play later in life. From his first day of life, Dr. James Sanders, chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center, was there for the family, determined to correct Maddox’s clubbed feet right away, with the tried and true treatment of casting.

Golisano Children’s Hospital’s PR team was there with the Durans, filming their treatment week after week, as they made trips to see Dr. Sanders, who had Maddox’s casts removed, examined his progress, and put on a new set of casts. Slowly, but surely, the casts corrected Maddox’s feet and they began to visibly turn outward. The PR team worked extensively with ABC News to capture Maddox’s treatment in progress. The result was a great Medical Moments segment for ABC News, hosted by Dr. Richard Besser, which the Durans hope will provide comfort and hope for other parents of children with clubbed feet.

Please enjoy this Medical Moments video and stay tuned for Golisano Children’s Hospital’s next Medical Moments story about Donny DeClerck, an active teen with a rare and debilitating hip condition called Perthes. For more on our orthopaedic services, visit our Pediatrics Orthopaedics Division site.

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4 Responses to ABC News Medical Moment: How We Treat Babies with Clubbed Feet

  1. Susan says:

    My daughter was born with club feet 13 years ago and was treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital. Today she dances, skis and is an overall wonderful athlete thanks to the treatment she received. Everyone at Strong was fantastic and will have my eternal thanks and admiration. And to parents with babies born with club feet….don’t worry, things will turn out fine!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing, Susan. That’s fantastic to hear that your daughter is doing so well! We wish you and your family all the best.

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