Title

Revisional Charcot Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2009

Abstract

Charcot neuroarthropathy is often a devastating diabetic foot complication that poses a great risk for limb loss and can have a significant impact on a patient's quality of life in the presence of multiple existing comorbidities. It is a progressive and debilitating condition characterized by joint dislocation, pathologic fracture(s), and extensive destruction of the foot or ankle architecture secondary to dense peripheral neuropathy. This pathologic process can be idiopathic, secondary to acute trauma or previous surgery, or attributable to repetitive "microinjury." Once the Charcot process has been initiated, continued ambulation results in progressive collapse and deformity. Severe deformities can have an impact on the patient's ambulatory status, and when associated with instability, ulceration, or infection, there is greater risk for a major limb amputation.

Volume

26

Issue

1

First Page

127

Last Page

139

ISSN

1558-2302

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Podiatry | Surgery

PubMedID

19121758

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article