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Clubfoot Clinic

Location:
555 University Avenue, Orthopaedic Clinic, Hill Wing, Main Floor
Phone:
416-813-5840

About the Clinic

The Clubfoot Clinic provides treatment and management for children born with talipes equinovarus, a condition known as clubfoot. The clinic operates as a specialty outpatient clinic within the Orthopaedic Surgery Division.  Clinic days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

Visit the Division of Orthopedic Surgery page for more information about the Clubfoot Program including stages of treatment, cast care at home and more. 

Pre-appointment Instructions

What to bring: 

  • Your child’s health card ready for every appointment, as well as the contact information for your family doctor or paediatrician. 
  • If your child is wearing long pants or skirt, please bring a pair of shorts for your child to wear during examination. 

Directions: 

The Clubfoot Clinic is located within the Orthopaedic Clinic on the Main Floor of the Hill Wing (Gerrard Street), near Tim Hortons. Clinic registration is through the hallway between the Hill Wing elevators. 

If you are using the underground parking, please take the elevator to the Main Floor. Entrance to the Orthopedic Clinic is through automated double doors next to Starbucks: Go through these doors, follow the signs and footprints down the hallway to the clinic. 

What to Expect During Your Visit

On your child’s first visit to the Clubfoot Clinic, they will first be seen by an orthopaedic surgeon. When your child’s name is called, you will be directed to an examination room. Here your child may first be assessed by surgical resident or fellow prior to seeing the staff surgeon. Your child may require further tests, such as ultrasound or X-rays. Once the staff surgeon has assessed your child, you will be referred to the Physiotherapist in the Clubfoot Program. The therapist will be responsible for your child’s weekly treatments, collaborating with the surgeon regarding your child’s progress and follow-up visits.   

The Orthopaedic Clinics and the waiting area can be extremely busy. There are often as many as six different specialty clinics running within the same area, with everyone in the same waiting room. Each clinic runs differently and therefore the wait time for patients will be different for each. Patients are called into examination rooms according to appointment times, not arrival times. Despite our best efforts, often there is a lengthy wait. Your patience and understanding with our staff is necessary and appreciated for everything to run as smoothly as possible. Remember to bring toys, books, nut-free snacks, diapers and formula to keep your child comfortable and occupied. 

If you require a follow up appointment, you will be directed to the Orthopedic booking desk, M519. Provide your child's name and an appointment will be made for you. The booking desk is at the window by the Hill Wing elevators. 

More information:

Call 416-813-5840 for appointment booking, cancellation or changes, Monday to Friday.  When leaving a message, please state your child’s name, spell the last name & date of birth, and specify the patient's surgeon. 

For concerns about casts, please call the orthopaedic technologists at 416-813-5785, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please leave us a detailed voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible. 

For concerns about casts after hours (5 p.m.), call the central locating system at 416-813-1500, option 5, and ask for the orthopaedic resident on call. 

For concerns regarding a child's brace fitted in hospital, please contact the Orthotics department

Coming to a clinic appointment

It's important to come prepared and be on time for a clinic appointment. Visit Coming for Clinic Appointments to read appointment guidelines that are applicable for most clinical appointments at SickKids.

You’ll find information on how to prepare and what to bring, what to do if you/your child are sick before your appointment or you need to cancel,  and important things to know about the SickKids philosophy.

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