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Minimally Invasive Realignment Surgery of the Charcot Foot

  • Bradley M. LammEmail author
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Abstract

Charcot neuroarthropathy may produce joint subluxation or dislocation, loss of the bone quality, and osseous malalignment, which produces abnormal osseous prominences that become potential areas for ulceration. The deformed Charcot foot position causes aberrant weight bearing forces and altered muscle-tendon balance that also increase the risk for infection and amputation. When treating the Charcot neuroarthropathic foot, the best results are achieved when intervention is initiated early and the treatment is performed accurately and efficiently.1,2

Keywords

External Fixation Deformity Correction Plantar Plating Taylor Spatial Frame Talar Neck 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Center for Limb LengtheningRubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of BaltimoreBaltimoreUSA

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