Limb salvage in Charcot deformity correction: A case series of 20 limbs

by Jordan James Ernst, DPM, MS, FACPM; Dalton Ryba, DPM; Alan Garrett, DPM, FACFAS
Charcot arthropathy is a disabling complication of peripheral neuropathy, with progressive osseous destruction often necessitating operative intervention to prevent ulceration and even amputation. The prospect of a stable, plantigrade foot is one that is best sought through timely intervention. While a host of procedures and techniques for Charcot reconstruction have been described in the literature, no clear consensus has been reached on a superior method or modality, nor on what factors most significantly affect outcomes and complications. We present a case series of 18 patients (20 limbs) operatively treated at our institution and followed for an average of 3 years for Charcot deformity … read more

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