Charcot foot: a surgical algorithm Journal Article

Authors: Pinzur, M. S.; Sammarco, V. J.; Wukich, D. K.
Article Title: Charcot foot: a surgical algorithm
Abstract: The historic treatment of Charcot foot has entailed non-weight-bearing immobilization during the acute active phase, followed by longitudinal management with accommodative bracing. This treatment plan yields poor outcomes, even in cases classified as successful. An appreciation of poor outcomes convinced experts to attempt correction of the resultant deformities. Early attempts at surgical correction of the acquired deformities in patients with medical comorbidities were complicated by infection, wound failure, and mechanical loss of correction. New surgical techniques have been designed to obtain and maintain correction and minimize the risks for complications and poor outcomes in this complex patient population.
Journal Title: Instructional course lectures
Volume: 61
ISSN: 0065-6895; 0065-6895
Publisher: Unknown  
Journal Place: United States
Date Published: 2012
Start Page: 423
End Page: 438
Language: eng
Notes: JID: 7507149; ppublish