Award-Winning Specialists for Your Clubfoot Patients

LuskinOIC takes a specialized approach to treating clubfoot

When you refer your patients to LuskinOIC Center for Clubfoot, we’ll do everything possible to provide the expert orthopedic care they need so they can run, walk and play just like any other kid. For more than 100 years, LuskinOIC physicians have helped thousands of children recover from clubfoot and live normal, active lives.

Referring physicians: (213) 742-1109

LA’s Premier Clubfoot Program

At LuskinOIC, we use the 3-stage Ponseti method as our first line of treatment for children with clubfoot. We usually start in the first 2 weeks after birth, although we’ve also had excellent results treating babies and children referred to us at an older age. Research has shown the Ponseti method is 95% effective when used properly. That’s why, when you refer your patient to LuskinOIC Center for Clubfoot, you can be sure we’ll be there every step of the way, providing the care and support that successful treatment requires.

OUR CLUBFOOT EXPERTS

Our physicians are supported by a specialized team of medical professionals exclusively focused on pediatric orthopedics. This team may include:

  • Pediatric Orthopedist

  • Pediatrician

  • Cast Technician

  • Orthotist

  • Physical Therapist


OUR RESEARCH CENTERS

Our Researchers Are Studying Ways to Improve Clubfoot Treatment

The J. Vernon Luck, Sr., MD Orthopaedic Research Center (JVL) at LuskinOIC is committed to developing a deeper understanding of the biology and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system, and to applying this knowledge to improve orthopedic materials, implants, surgical instrumentation, surgical techniques and the overall quality of care to orthopedic patients world-wide.

The researchers at JVL, in close collaboration with LuskinOIC orthopedic surgeons, have published many studies on the treatment, outcome and biomechanics of idiopathic clubfoot. An institutional review board (IRB) approved database of more than 300 infants treated at LuskinOIC has been established to study all aspects of clubfoot treatment.

Downtown LA

J. Vernon Luck SR., MD Research Center

The J. Vernon Luck, Sr., MD Orthopaedic Research Center is located on the Downtown Campus of Orthopaedic Institute for Children, founded as Orthopaedic Hospital in 1911. The Research Center was dedicated to J. Vernon Luck, Sr., M.D., in 1986. The JVL Research Center is internationally recognized for advances in implant performance, including wear, fixation, retrieval analysis, and clinical outcome, as well as fracture, healing and repair.

UCLA/Westwood

Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center

It is here that the research activities of Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children and UCLA combine to create the largest collaborative and coordinated orthopaedic research effort in the United States. The partnership enables OIC to greatly expand its musculoskeletal research activities to explore and develop new technologies for the discipline of orthopaedic surgery, in addition to new developments in gene therapy, musculoskeletal oncology, tissue engineering and biomedical engineering.

A Focused Approach for the Best Outcomes

LuskinOIC specializes in treating both isolated and non-isolated clubfoot using the highly effective Ponseti method. This minimally invasive approach involves manipulation and casting to position the foot correctly, Achilles tenotomy to release tendon tightness, and bracing to prevent recurrence. The Ponseti method is reported to be 95% effective when applied correctly. LuskinOIC offers comprehensive services, including customized clubfoot treatment, diagnostic imaging like X-rays, guidance and support throughout each treatment stage, and surgery if necessary.

Telemedicine

If visiting LuskinOIC Center for Clubfoot isn’t convenient for your patient’s family, one of our specialists can assess clubfoot in a patient who is potentially miles away by utilizing videoconferencing, still and video images, e-health (including patient and physician portals) and telephone consults, to mention a few. Through this dynamic, HIPPA compliant and collaborative technology, we can improve outcomes and efficiencies by delivering a more personalized, patient-centered care program.

Make Referrals With Confidence

When you refer a patient and their family to LuskinOIC, you can be sure they’ll receive the highest quality care.

Medical Professional's Help Line: (213) 741-8325

Fax Referals: (213) 741-8338

Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday