Physician's Resources: Diabetic Charcot Reconstruction

Advantages:

  1. Increased compression compared to internal fixation.
  2. Able to ambulate almost immediately preventing the collapse of the opposite limb.
  3. Better management of the open sores without interference with healing.


Charcot Before

Charcot Treatment (a)

Charcot After

Charcot Treatment (b)
Case Presentation: Diabetic patient with a collapsed arch and bone destruction with the possible risk of limb amputation.
Outcome: Stable foot with bone healing. This will also prevent further collapse and damage to adjacent joints. There is also a decreased risk of limb amputation.
*Personal result will be discussed with possible candidates per request.