We just received a great report from our Sao Paulo program that I thought would be of interest.
Dr. Ferreira, our partner in Sao Paulo, saw 17 clubfoot patients in her clubfoot clinic in the first 18 weeks of operation. This is about three times the volume she had expec ted. Of these, six have successfully completed the casting and tenotomy phase of treatment and are now in braces. The others are still in casts but responding well. Dr. Ferreira reports that simply by putting a spotlight on her clinic and work, miraclefeet has raised the profile of clubfoot within the hospital bringing resources, high level administrative support and confidence to her team. As Dr. Ferreira noted in a recent email, “There is much more we can do”. miraclefeet has increased the size of the grant to cover 50 children in the next year given the higher than expected demand and the increased support Dr. Ferreira is receiving from her hospital.