Mexico

Population: 115 million
Number of babies born with clubfoot each year: 2604

(Incidence estimated using CIA factbook statistics and clubfoot incidence of 1.2/1000 live births)

Mexico has a national programme providing Ponseti treatment for children born with clubfoot called Plan Nacional Mexicano de Pie Equino Varo.

The national programme is run in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, NGO La Fundacion Mexicana de Pie Equino Varo and international NGO miraclefeet.  Academic support is provided by Sociedad Mexicana de Ortopedia Pediatrica and the Ponseti International Association.

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Baby in Ponseti casts, Mexico

Foot abduction braces are produced in Mexico City.

Programme Outcomes

Number of Ponseti clinics in the country (cumulative) Number of Ponseti practitioners trained (not cumulative) Number of babies enrolled (not cumulative)
2011 30
2012 6 15 129

Clubfoot clinics are located in the following locations:

  • Oaxaca, Oaxaca
  • Villahermosa, Tabasco
  • Monterrey, Monterrey
  • Chihuahua, Chihuahua
  • Mexico, DF
  • Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Merida, Yucatan
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Applying a Ponseti cast, Mexico

To find out more about the programme on miraclefeet’s website, click on the link here: www.miraclefeet.org/projects/mexico.

Pictures courtesy of miraclfeet.