Surgical Reconstruction of the Diabetic Charcot Foot: Internal, External or Combined Fixation?
Charcot neuroarthropathy of the foot and ankle is a devastating neuropathic complication that can eventually lead to a lower extremity amputation in the presence of an ulceration or infection. Current surgical approaches for the management of the diabetic Charcot foot and ankle deformities are largely based on expert opinions in various fixation methods attempting to avoid major postoperative complications. The goal of this article is to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various internal, external, or combined fixation methods as they relate to the inherent challenges in the management of the diabetic Charcot foot.
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Stapleton, J., & Zgonis, T. (2012). Surgical reconstruction of the diabetic Charcot foot: internal, external or combined fixation?. Clinics In Podiatric Medicine And Surgery, 29(3), 425-433. doi:10.1016/j.cpm.2012.04.003
Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Podiatry | Surgery
Department of Surgery