Despite the many advantages of the Ponseti method, it should not be viewed as a “quick fix”. It requires a team to achieve a successful outcome including the parents, physician, nurse coordinator, cast technician and orthotist.
OIC’s Clubfoot Clinic is directed by Lewis E. Zionts, M.D, who learned the Ponseti technique from Dr. Ponseti himself. Dr. Zionts is currently listed as a preferred provider on the Ponseti International Association website and by Dr. Ponseti as well.
If your child is referred to OIC’s Clubfoot Clinic for treatment, you could have the following members of our staff on your team:
The Pediatric Orthopaedist specializes in the musculoskeletal system of children. They provide surgical interventions when necessary such as tendon lengthening.
The Pediatrician reviews medical issues and coordinates the general healthcare of the patient, in addition to working with the orthopaedic surgeon for pre-operative assessments if surgery is indicated and overseeing medical issues for hospitalized patients.
The Nurse Coordinator assists in making sure all medical orders are carried out, and provides case management and nursing assessment for the patient.
The Orthotist works with the team to prevent unequal or unbalanced muscle groups which can lead to deformities as the child grows.
The Cast Technician helps ensure that the unique casts and casting regimen required by the Ponseti Method are done correctly to ensure that patients heal properly.