Desmintiendo mitos del pie equino varo. Mitos de la serie madre de alquiler de Netflix

August 16, 2023

On, August 10th, the Huellas de Guerreros Foundation invited Dr. Astrid Medina, Ortopedista Infantil Especialista en metodo Ponseti to have an “in vivo session” to talk about Netflix film, “madre de Alquiler”. The story is about a mom that is pregnant and her son has clubfoot. The film gives misinformation of this issue, and it´s very important to be clear that the baby with clubfoot can live a normal life with the Ponseti Method. Many people have written and asked the foundation about what the movie says.

Dr. Astrid Medina, a champion of Ponseti Method and treatment provider for so many children in Colombia. She’s also a Ponseti International Trainer in the Ponseti Method training other orthopedists. THANK YOU for your action to eliminate clubfoot disability!

Rotary, Ayuda a Caminar / HELP WALKING

August 8, 2023

The Rotary Foundation approves Global Grant in Colombia (GG2238189)

Rotary, Ayuda a Caminar / HELP WALKING

Primary objectives are to provide additional braces to the brace bank in Colombia and to provide education to parents about the importance of the brace and appropriate use. The following groups will benefit from this project:
1. 823 children under 5 years of age, treated with Ponseti Method, by trained orthopedists and which require the use of braces up to 5 years to maintain successful result of the correction.
2. 400 parents and/or caregivers of children treated with the Ponseti Method will receive training regarding the importance of using braces until age 5 as well as handling and adequate use of the child’s brace.

Colombia D4281 Ponseti Method update video

June 26, 2022

2021 – 2022 Ponseti Method Training Activities funded by Rotarians and The Rotary Foundation

May 10, 2022

Ponseti Method Train-the-Trainers in Colombia

May 8, 2022

Dr. Jose Morcuende of Ponseti International Association (USA) recently traveled to Bogotá, Colombia to facilitate a Ponseti Method Train-the-Trainers of 10 pediatric orthopaedic surgeons.

He visited Ponseti Clinics at Clínica Infantil Santa María Del Lago, Hospital Infantil Universitario de San José, Fundación Cardioinfantil and Instituto Roosevelt.

Participants were:
Astrid Medina Cañón, Fundación Cardioinfantil, Bogotá
Clara Trujillo, Clínica Noel, Medellín
Diego Ortiz, Instituto Roosevelt, Bogotá
Jessica Suárez, Club Noel, Cali
Luis Becerra, Clínica Medical Duarte, Cúcuta
Luis Céspedes, Fundación Foscal, Floridablanca
Marco Mahecha, Hospital Infantil de San José, Bogotá
Martha Valencia, Hospital Infantil de San José, Instituto Roosevelt, Bogotá
Pilar Quesada, Hospital Federico Lleras Acosta, Ibagué
Sonia Quevedo, Clínica Infantil Santa María del Lago, Bogotá

Details provided by Sonia Quevedo.

Colombian team share a video of their successful project

July 14, 2021


Colombian Ponseti Method Training (GG1860348) – completed

July 11, 2021

The Colombian Ponseti Method training global grant was a success with 28 orthopedists receiving training in Ponseti Method to expand their skills to treat children born with clubfoot.  The Ponseti Method training was provided by professionals from PIA International (Ponseti International Association) and with the support of the Rotary Action Group for Clubfoot (RAG4Clubfoot).

The newly trained orthopedists returned to their professional work in public and private hospitals in 15 cities distributed throughout the Colombian geography, and their two Rotary Districts 4281 and 4271.

As a real result, up to the date of this report, nine -9- Clinicas Ponseti have been established in Colombia. They are in the cities of Bogotá D.C., Ibagué, Cali, Medellin and Cucuta.  Joint work with public and private entities that provide health services in Colombia, to implement a Comprehensive Care for children, which includes all their treatment.

Grant objectives met:

  • New Ponseti clubfoot treatment clinics were created in healthcare institutions, presenting financial models to help their sustainability.
  • Adoption of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Clubfoot, with the Ponseti Method, so that they became part of the institutional documentation.
  • Direct communication channels with the community and especially with the parents of the beneficiary children. Emphasis was placed on this communication being reliable, friendly, and up-to-date.
  • Knowledge and expertise in what orthodeists learned through Virtual Seminars and their participation in Congresses of Pediatric Orthopedists and also in conferences of Pediatricians and General Physicians was encouraged.

Development of brace bank

A result of the numerous meetings between Rotarians and the newly trained health professionals, was the need to create a brace bank.  The braces are essential orthopedic element to maintain the foot correction.  A mutual agreement between Dr. Astrid Medina, pedatric orthopaedic physician, a local Rotary club and the Colombian Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SCCOT) to receive and take charge of the administration and distribution of 1,150 braces purchased from Clubfoot Solutions in Iowa, USA.  The advantage of the brace bank is that the braces can be returned to the bank after use, then they can be reused by future patients, benefitting a greater number of children and for a longer time.

Increased communication channels

An email account has been established through email: pieequinovarorotarycolombia @ and on social networks: Instagram: @ ponseti.colombia.oficial and Facebook: Asociacion Ponseti Colombia. congenital clubfoot). The website is also under creation: