Next Meeting

May 11th, 2016 at Tanglewood Hills Pavilion

We’ll learn more about Ponseti clubfoot repair 

To learn more about an important medical treatment that is an ongoing project of Rotary District 6000 (of which BRC is a part), at our May 11 meeting we’ll hear about Ponseti Non-Surgical Clubfoot Repair from Tomeka Petersen.

The Ponseti method was developed at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Its Website explains: "Children born with clubfoot in low-income countries don’t have many prospects if the abnormality is left untreated: they often can’t walk and the stigma makes it difficult for them to marry and find work. The standard correction used to be a complicated surgery… Once a non-surgical method was developed, it became critical to train doctors and spread the word around the world. In the 1950s, Spanish physician Dr. Ignacio Ponseti created a non-surgical method to correct clubfoot by realigning the child’s feet with a series of plaster casts, followed by wearing a foot brace at night for four years to prevent relapse….”



Meeting Details

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Noon at Tanglewood Hills Pavilion

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