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For Children With Clubfoot, Treatment Can Be Life Changing

One out of every thousand children is born with an abnormality called clubfoot, which causes the feet or ankles to be twisted. The process to treat clubfoot is relatively straightforward, but many do not have access to the simple procedures using casting and braces needed to correct it. If left untreated, clubfoot can be debilitating for those it affects. In this short from production company Blue Chalk, see how one doctor in India is working to change the lives of hundreds of children with support from the nonprofit WonderWork.

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