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India: New ways of treating children with deformed foot

Clubfoot used to mean a life of unemployment and illiteracy for children born in developing countries - but now effective treatments mean they have a better chance at a full life.

The condition means that a child cannot put their foot flat on the floor - so in some cases they would not be able to go to school or play easily.

A treatment called the Ponseti method gently realigns the foot using surgery, plaster casts and a brace worn at night.

Suranjana Tewari has been to one clinic in Mumbai where they are about to test a new kind of low-cost brace.

  • 05 Jul 2015
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