About Clubfoot

Clubfoot is a congenital deformity that severely twists the foot, making it painful and almost impossible to walk.

Without treatment, thousands of children will continue to suffer with little hope of a productive life. Today there are approximately 6 million teens and adults with a severe disability that could have been prevented if they had been treated as a child.

Around 200,000 babies are born each year with Clubfoot and statistically it has been shown that they are more likely to be born in certain developing countries, and twice as likely to be boys. If recognised and treated as an infant, Clubfoot can be cured using the Ponseti Method. This involves the careful manipulation of the foot and plaster casting over a period of 4-6 weeks. Once full correction is achieved, the child needs to wear a brace for a short period while the foot adapts to its new position.

Medical technicians trained in the method are able to treat and cure infants without expensive surgery, frightening hospital stays and using it minimises any risk of painful infection or scar tissue.

20 covers the cost of plaster;

50 covers the cost of the braces and splints for one baby;

150 will cover the cost of the surgeon and the anaesthetist.

The goal of Jump for Joy is to establish 100 country programmes in the next 10 years to ensure the current and future generations are not burdened by Clubfoot. We will:

Raise awareness that there is a cure and it is not a curse.

Train local technicians in the Ponseti Method

Fund the treatment

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