Title

The Role of an Extended Medial Column Arthrodesis for Charcot Midfoot Neuroarthropathy.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2010

Abstract

The etiology of diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy involving the midfoot often includes an inciting traumatic event or repetitive micro-trauma from an uncompensated biomechanical imbalance that potentiates an incompletely understood pathway leading to a rocker-bottom foot deformity and ulceration. In the setting of a severe Charcot foot fracture and/or dislocation with obvious osseous instability, diagnostic delay can potentiate the limb-threatening sequelae of infected midfoot ulcerations in this patient population. In this article, the authors discuss the thought process as well as the advantages of performing an extended medial column arthrodesis for selected Charcot midfoot deformities.

Volume

1

ISSN

2000-625X

Disciplines

Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Other Medical Specialties | Podiatry | Surgery

PubMedID

22396811

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article