Midfoot Charcot Reconstruction

Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2018 Oct;35(4):509-520. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2018.07.003.


Midfoot Charcot joints are complex problems that are most commonly seen in patients with peripheral neuropathy secondary to diabetes. The goal of management is to prevent pedal collapse, which can lead to ulceration; infection; and in some cases, amputation. Principles of surgical management should be centered on respecting the soft tissue, obtaining correction, maintaining correction, and supplementing with orthobiologics to achieve healing. The authors present strategies, case examples, and tips and tricks to treat this complex condition with external and internal fixation.

Keywords: Bayonet; Charcot joint; Diabetic complications; Intramedullary foot fixation; Midfoot Charcot; Neuropathy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthropathy, Neurogenic / surgery*
  • External Fixators
  • Foot*
  • Humans
  • Internal Fixators
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / instrumentation
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods*