Clubfoot affects one in every thousand newborns, causing their feet to turn inwards, making it look like they’re walking on their ankles. Treatment can correct the condition in most cases, but post-operative physical therapy involves years of wearing an ugly, uncomfortable, and expensive “orthopedic brace” that consists of a pair of clumsy shoes separated by a steel shank with a $300-700 price tag.
Fortunately, a pair of Stanford students have invented a cheap, attractive — even fun — way to treat “clubfoot” in children, that will work well in developing countries and in the U.S., but costs just $20. It’s called Miracle Feet.
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