Correction of Rockerbottom Deformity Using the Butt Frame

Ronald J. Belczyk, Dane K. Wukich

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Rockerbottom deformities, secondary to diabetic neuropathic arthropathy, remain a complex deformity to surgically correct. These are severe deformities that involve hindfoot equinus with midtarsal dorsal dislocation. The Butt frame, a foot-specific Taylor Spatial Frame, can be employed to correct these acutely or gradually.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-31
Number of pages9
JournalOperative Techniques in Orthopaedics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006



  • Charcot
  • diabetes
  • foot and ankle
  • Ilizarov
  • midfoot deformity
  • neuropathic arthropathy
  • Paley
  • rockerbottom
  • Taylor Spatial Frame
  • TSF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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