Charcot arthropathy of the rearfoot and ankle is a complex disorder. To date there are no evidence-based, universally agreed upon treatment protocols. As the number of patients who have these deformities continues to increase, surgeons' skill levels and experience grow as well. With increased technical skill, knowledge, and advances in fixation, these deformities are becoming more manageable. In the future this experience should afford the general community with evidenced-based protocols. This article discusses basic techniques in deformity planning and current uses of internal and external fixation techniques for rearfoot and ankle limb salvage.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine