The Clubfoot Correction: How Parents Pushed For A Better Treatment

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jenny Gold, working in collaboration with NPR, reports: "Mary Snyder found out during her pregnancy at her 19-week ultrasound that her baby had clubfoot; both of Alice’s feet were completely turned inward, forming the twisted U-shape typical of clubfoot. The condition is one of the most common birth defects, affecting about one out of every thousand babies, but that was little comfort to Snyder" (Gold, 1/27). Read the story.

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