Surgical Correction of the Achilles Tendon for Diabetic Foot Ulcerations and Charcot Neuroarthropathy

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Abstract

Achilles tendon pathologic conditions are implicated in contributing to the development of many diabetic foot complications including diabetic foot ulceration and Charcot neuroarthropathy. Surgical correction of the diabetic equinus deformity has been studied as an isolated or adjunctive treatment when dealing with difficult-to-close diabetic foot ulcerations or when surgically addressing the diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy foot or ankle. This article reviews the most common indications, complications, and surgical procedures for equinus correction by either a tendo-Achilles lengthening or gastrocnemius recession for the management of diabetic foot conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-280
Number of pages6
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

Keywords

  • Achilles tendon
  • Charcot neuroarthropathy
  • Diabetic Charcot foot
  • Diabetic foot ulcer
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Equinus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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