Surgical Treatment Options for the Diabetic Charcot Hindfoot and Ankle Deformity


Ogut T. , Yontar N. S.

CLINICS IN PODIATRIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY, vol.34, no.1, pp.53-68, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cpm.2016.07.007
  • Journal Name: CLINICS IN PODIATRIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-68

Abstract

Charcot neuroarthropathy is associated with progressive, noninfectious, osteolysis-induced bone and joint destruction. When the ankle and/or hindfoot is affected by the destruction process, management is further complicated with collapse and destruction of the talar body, which increases instability around the ankle. In this patient population, arthrodesis is the most commonly used surgical procedure. Internal fixation, external fixation, or a combination of both can be used for the treatment. Decision making between them should be individualized according to the patient characteristics.