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Blog posts tagged with 'charcot reconstruction'

Adjacent segment disease secondary to correction of Charcot deformities

Charcot joint treatment pearls...

In my blog post last week, I discussed how fusion of one joint increases load to adjacent joints resulting in early onset of pain and arthritis.  This accelerated deformation of the joint is called adjacent segment disease.  Speaking of adjacent segment disease…

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Total Contact Casting for Charcot Arthropathy

Ambulatory treatment of Charcot arthropathy – total contact casting.x-ray Charcot joint

I work in a rural, hospital-based practice that is a regional referral center.  Much of the care I provide is related to diabetes.  Subsequently, I see and treat a lot of Charcot joints. Charcot arthropathy occurs in patients who...

External Fixation for Charcot Joint Reconstruction

Patient choice – are there weight limits when using ex-fix?Charcot reconstruction

External fixation (ex-fix) is often used as an adjunct to internal fixation when correcting rocker bottom flat foot due to Charcot arthropathy.  The reason that ex-fix is used is that the frame, or ex-fix device, can be used to carry weigh...