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"Our chief surgical goals with cleft foot are to close the cleft and to optimize the foot's function and appearance. At Children's, we take an individualized approach to each child's limb difference or congenital difference - including for this extremely rare condition - because no two cases are alike."
--Samantha Spencer, MD, orthopedic surgeon, Boston Children's Hospital
At Boston Children's Hospital, we understand your concern if your baby was born with a cleft foot. Our Orthopedic Center will approach your child’s condition with care and support—for your child and your whole family.
Cleft foot can occur:
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches cleft foot
The Orthopedic Center's Lower Extremity Program offers comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical treatment of infants, children and teens with complex disorders of the lower extremities, including cleft foot.
With more than 5,000 pediatric visits per year, our multidisciplinary team of fellowship-trained, board-certified, pediatric orthopedic surgeons is one of the most experienced in the country.
Our Orthopedic Center—one of the first of its kind in the nation—is internationally known as a premier center for the orthopedic care of infants, children and young adults. You can have peace of mind knowing that our skilled experts have treated thousands of babies and children with cleft foot and other upper and lower limb problems. We provide expert diagnosis, treatment and care, and our patients benefit from Children’s advanced clinical and scientific research.
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