Hindfoot Arthrodesis in Charcot Neuroarthropathy Utilizing a Subtalar Fusion Cup: A Case Report

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Abstract

Surgical treatment of Charcot neuroarthropathy is complicated by poor wound healing, nonunion, malunion, recurrent ulceration, and deformity recurrence. This article gives an overview of different arthrodesis techniques used in Charcot neuroarthropathy along with a description of a modified subtalar arthrodesis technique using a PEEK (polyether-ether-ketone) subtalar fusion cup.

Level of Evidence: Diagnostic Level 5. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

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