by Renée L. Davis, DNP RN CPNP-PC and Alongkorn Aksornsri, MNS RN
Abstract: The incidence of congenital clubfoot occurs approximately 1 per 1,000 live births with roughly 50 percent occurring bilaterally (Pavone et al., 2018). Parents often feel very anxious and confused when their children present with congenital clubfoot. This article discusses the current knowledge regarding congenital clubfoot, including basic pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and the nurse’s role regarding care for parents. The education from the nurse should include parenting a child with clubfoot, emotional concerns and perceptions associated with the clubfoot diagnosis, and parent’s concerns about their child’s future. Please view our journal to read the full article and other articles in this quarter’s International Journal of Childbirth Education. You must be logged in to your account to view the Journal.