The top 100 most-cited articles on 'Clubfoot'

Document Type



Orthopaedic Surgery


Clubfoot is an important aspect of pediatric orthopedics and is a readily prevalent condition presenting to orthopedic clinics worldwide. To identify landmark articles and important contributions to this field, we sought to do a citation analysis of the top 100 most-cited articles on clubfoot. Using the Scopus database and the search strategy 'Clubfoot', 'Clubfeet' OR 'Talipes Equinovarus', we identified 5753 articles. After filtering for relevant articles, the top 100 cited articles on clubfoot were retrieved for descriptive and statistical analysis. The most cited paper was 'Long-term results of treatment of congenital clubfoot' by S.J. Laaveg and I.V. Ponseti with 358 citations. The publication years ranged from 1969 to 2011. The USA was the most productive country in terms of research output, followed by the UK. Institution-wise, the University of Iowa contributed the most in terms of number of publications. The Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics held the most number of articles. Most publications were level IV and level V studies. Although citation analysis has it flaws, this is a comprehensive list of the top 100 articles significantly affecting literature on clubfoot. On the basis our study, we conclude that there is marked deficiency of high-level articles with respect to the number of citations, and future researches need to cater to this question to produce high-quality studies

Publication (Name of Journal)

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B