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Memoir

“I Stumbled over the Ponseti Method almost by Accident”: In Conversation with Dr Shafique Pirani on His Adventures into Global Sustainable Clubfoot Care

Jolie Leung, Anna Stonehouse, Shafique Pirani

Keywords : Children, Clubfoot, Pirani scoring, Ponseti method

Citation Information : Leung J, Stonehouse A, Pirani S. “I Stumbled over the Ponseti Method almost by Accident”: In Conversation with Dr Shafique Pirani on His Adventures into Global Sustainable Clubfoot Care. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2021; 8 (3):94-101.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1167

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 08-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

In autumn 2019, Dr Alaric Aroojis asked me to interview Dr Shafique Pirani, a well-known teacher and advocate for the Ponseti method, to document his many clubfoot adventures. Dr Aroojis first met and was shown the method by Dr Pirani in 2002, and has since followed his contributions from showing correction of pathology in vivo by MRI to developing the Pirani Score to guide treatment, then teaching the method on every continent and developing public health programs for sustainable clubfoot care, and his current explorations in using technology to improve quality of care. I had the privilege of meeting him several times at his home in the fall of 2019. This is his story extracted from hours of footage. I am honored to tell it.

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