Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Foot Up

Joe has congenital talipes equinovarus--talipes for short. Clubfoot, as it is commonly know. I have been learning the art of correcting this birth defect with serial casting, stretching the tendons and ligaments once a week, and then placing casts that move the foot progressively closer to normal. He has only one more cast to go, then he'll wear a special splint for 3 months, and then a similar splint at night for 3 more years. His parents and big sister have been very faithful in bringing him every week, with rarely a miss. He'll do well.



  1. Thanks for all the blog updates, Andy. I am really enjoying keeping up on things at Kudjip through them. We are praying for you daily!
    -Ben Kumor