The Management of Acute Charcot Fracture-Dislocations with the Taylor's Spatial External Fixation System

Thomas S. Roukis, Thomas Zgonis

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Abstract

The surgical repair of acute diabetic neuropathic osteoarthropathy of the midfoot remains a challenge with little guidance available in the medical literature. The authors present a review of the diabetic Charcot neuropathic osteoarthropathy process and proposed surgical intervention techniques with a special emphasis on the available data regarding the use of external fixation. A detailed, step-by-step, guide through the foot-specific Taylor spatial external fixation system is provided. Finally, the authors' preferred technique for these difficult limb salvage cases is presented in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-483
Number of pages17
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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