Research

Bangladesh and WFL possibly leads the world in clubfoot research in a countrywide program. In 2021, our ninth research paper published. Entitled: “A Community Audit of 300 “Drop-Out” Instances in Children Undergoing Ponseti Clubfoot Care in Bangladesh—What Do the Parents Say?”.

We have now published 9 papers in:

Our research papers:

  1. The Bangladesh Clubfoot Project: the first 5 000 feet.
  2. The Bangla clubfoot tool: a repeatability study.
  3. The Bangladesh Clubfoot Project: Audit of 2-Year Outcomes of Ponseti Treatment in 400 Children.
  4. Walk for life–the National Clubfoot Project of Bangladesh: the four-year outcomes of 150 congenital clubfoot cases following Ponseti method.
  5. Application of ‘Fast Cast’ and ‘Needle Tenotomy’ protocols with the Ponseti method to improve clubfoot management in Bangladesh.
  6. Outcome of Clubfoot Correction at ‘Walk for Life’ Clinic of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital: A Four Year Review
  7. Factors Affecting Parents to ‘Drop-Out’ from Ponseti Method and Children’s Clubfoot Relapse
  8. Successful Treatment of Neglected Clubfeet in 10 Cases Using Ponseti Method, with Outcomes after 8 Years
  9. A Community Audit of 300 “Drop-Out” Instances in Children Undergoing Ponseti Clubfoot Care in Bangladesh—What Do the Parents Say?

Further research on frequency of casting and tenotomy techniques is underway.

Dr. Angela Evans; Major General Md. Fashiur Rahman, ndc and Mohommad Mamun Hossen Chowdhury lead the research team.