Optimizing Results in Diabetic Charcot Reconstruction

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Reconstruction of the diabetic Charcot foot can be a challenge even for the most experienced foot and ankle surgeon. The first portion of this article discusses the preoperative evaluation with an emphasis on factors that can be modified before surgical reconstruction to help optimize surgical results. The second portion of the article focuses on intraoperative methods and techniques to help improve postoperative outcomes. Surgeons should strive to provide high-quality, cost-effective care by optimizing patient selection and perioperative care. Objective measures of patient outcomes will become increasingly important with the transition from volume-based to value-based care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Charcot neuroarthropathy
  • Charcot reconstruction
  • Diabetic Charcot patient
  • Intraoperative techniques
  • Preoperative evaluation
  • Surgical optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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