Why do some medical professionals refuse to learn ?

Anyone here ever heard of a man called Ignacio Ponseti ? thought not. Let me tell you about this genius. He devised a method of correcting club foot in children. His idea was to use manipulation and plaster casts to correct club foot. All around him were naysayers from the medical establishment, surgery was the only way they said and Ponseti was wrong. Well Ponesti was right, very right ! Let's move forward a bit.

From Wiki.

Clubfoot (talipes equinovarus) affects almost 150,000 children annually. Almost 80% of these children live in developing nations. Dr Ponseti's technique is painless, fast, cost-effective and successful in almost 100% of all congenital clubfoot cases. The Ponseti method is endorsed and supported by World Health Organization[3][4] National Institutes of Health,[5] American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons,[6] Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America,[7] European Pediatric Orthopedic Society,[8] CURE,[9] STEPS Charity UK,[10] STEPS Charity South Africa,[11] A Leg to Stand On (India)[12] and others.
At the 2007 International Clubfoot Symposium attended by 200 doctors from 44 countries, papers were presented for an estimated 10,000 children successfully treated with the technique around the world in the past few years.
The Ponseti International Association for the Advancement of Clubfoot Treatment was founded in 2006 at the University of Iowa. The Ponseti International Association aims to improve the treatment of children born with clubfoot through education, research and improved access to care.

Now here is the $64,000 question, when did the great man come up with this idea ? Again from Wiki.

The Ponseti method is a manipulative technique that corrects congenital clubfoot without invasive surgery. It was developed by Dr. Ignacio V. Ponseti of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, USA in the 1950s, and was repopularized in 2000 by Dr. John Herzenberg in the USA and Europe and in Africa by NHS surgeon Steve Mannion. It is a standard[1] for the treatment of club foot.

How many years will it take the medics to realise, treating type two diabetes with a high carb diet and a bag of drugs is not the way to go ? 20, 30, 40, 50 years.

Just a thought.


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