Surgical Management of the Unstable Diabetic Charcot Deformity Using the Taylor Spatial Frame

Thomas Zgonis, Thomas S. Roukis, Vasilios Polyzois, Dane K. Wukich

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The surgical repair of unstable acute and chronic Charcot foot and ankle deformities remain a challenge with little guidance available in the medical literature regarding surgical intervention with the use of external fixation devices and specifically the Taylor Spatial Frame. The authors present a brief review of the diabetic Charcot neuropathic osteoarthropathy process and a detailed review of their approach to surgical intervention using the Taylor Spatial Frame. In this regard, a detailed "step-by-step" guide through the foot specific Taylor Spatial Frame computer-based system is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-17
Number of pages8
JournalOperative Techniques in Orthopaedics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006



  • Charcot fracture-dislocation
  • Taylor Spatial Frame
  • diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy
  • diabetic neuroarthropathy
  • diabetic neuropathic osteoarthropathy
  • external fixation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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