Charcot foot reconstruction with combined internal and external fixation: Case report

Claire M. Capobianco, Crystal L. Ramanujam, Thomas Zgonis

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Abstract

Charcot neuroarthropathy is a destructive and often-limb threatening process that can affect patients with peripheral neuropathy of any etiology. Early recognition and appropriate management is crucial to prevention of catastrophic outcomes. Delayed diagnosis and subsequent pedal collapse often preclude successful conservative management of these deformities and necessitate surgical intervention for limb salvage. We review the current literature on surgical reconstruction of Charcot neuroarthropathy and present a case report of foot reconstruction with combined internal and external fixation methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 11 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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