An Overview of Bone Grafting Techniques for the Diabetic Charcot Foot and Ankle

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Abstract

Surgical options for diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy of the foot and ankle must take into consideration the challenging environment for bone healing that accompanies these complex pathologic conditions. Bone grafting has established an important role in reconstructive surgery to promote bone formation, replacement, and repair. This article provides an overview of available bone grafting methods in conjunction with a review of the literature on these techniques as they pertain to diabetic Charcot foot and ankle reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-595
Number of pages7
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Allogenic bone
  • Autogenous bone
  • Bone graft
  • Charcot foot
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Reconstructive surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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