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What is Clubfoot?

Clubfoot is a congenital condition where one or both feet curve inward — affecting the bones, muscles, tendons, and blood vessels.

What issues do children with clubfoot face?


Walking is difficult and long-term joint conditions like arthritis are common if left untreated.


Children may be ostracized, leading to low self-esteem.


Access to education or employment may be limited when children can’t walk or move normally.

How does surgery change a child’s life?

  • Feet are straightened and can grow normally.
  • Children experience restored confidence and hope as they are accepted into community life.
  • Mobility improves so children can run, play, walk pain-free, and complete school, which leads to more opportunities.

Miracles happen every day at CURE Children’s Hospital of Ethiopia


Surgery to correct her painful clubfoot condition transformed Megertu’s life. She says, “[Now I have] a productive, independent life . . . I am happier, I learned to pray, and I have compassion for people suffering.”


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CURE Ethiopia provides physical, emotional, and spiritual care to children living with treatable disabilities. Please contact us if you have questions about becoming a patient or a partner with CURE.

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