A Study of the Clubfoot Clinic at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, 1947-1950, With a Description of Ten Cases
Since the development of a social consciousness towards public health problems, efforts have constantly been directed towards the basic objectives of prevention, correction and cure. The crippling effects of the bones, joints or neuro-muscular afflictions present at birth or occurring during early childhood are not curable or preventable as yet but much has been contributed towards their correction. No longer must parents feel the hopelessness that comes with the birth of a deformed child. In many instances treatment is obtainable and good correction possible. This is particularly true in the case of Congenital Talipes Equinovarus or as it is more commonly referred to Clubfoot. The severity of this deformity varies which determines the type of treatment it requires and for how long a period. It is usually the long-time cases which are accompanied by other deformities and illnesses that present certain emotional and social problems which require treatment as well as the medical condition. It is in this capacity that the medical social worker functions. A consideration of these clubfoot conditions and their social implications as they are treated by the doctor and the medical social worker will be the basis for this study.
Surgery|Health care management|Social work
Princiotto, Catherine Iannone, "A Study of the Clubfoot Clinic at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, 1947-1950, With a Description of Ten Cases" (1951). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509594.