Relapses, subsequent treatment. Wallace Lehman, MD, of New York University's Hospital for Joint Disease in New York noted that the method is not a silver bullet for the condition. Patient noncompliance. Neglected clubfoot. Genetic causes of clubfoot. MRI studies. Ponseti is the 'gold standard' Select cases need surgery. Do you know what is clubfoot in adults and how it can be treated? The foot deformity can develop due to Cerebral palsy, Spina bifida, Meningitis and Spinal.