The Role of an Extended Medial Column Arthrodesis for Charcot Midfoot Neuroarthropathy.
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.
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Capobianco, C. M., Stapleton, J. J., & Zgonis, T. (2010). The role of an extended medial column arthrodesis for Charcot midfoot neuroarthropathy. Diabetic Foot & Ankle, 1 doi:10.3402/dfa.v1i0.5282
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Other Medical Specialties | Podiatry | Surgery
Department of Surgery