Current Concepts In Treating Acute Charcot's Arthropathy

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Here is a preoperative weightbearing lateral radiograph that shows typical Charcot changes. Note the equinus deformity with midfoot plantar prominence and severe destruction of the tarsometatarsal joint.
Here one can see a histopathology slide (decalcified H&E) for the same patient that is taken from the resected bone surrounding the tarsometatarsal joint during arthrodesis. Note the thin, sparse trabeculae and widened marrow spaces.
Current Concepts In Treating Acute Charcot's Arthropathy
By Lee C. Rogers, DPM, Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, and David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD
Electrical bone stimulation: an overview and its use in high risk and Charcot foot and ankle reconstructions. Foot Ankle Clin. Dec 2005;10(4):609-620, vii-viii.

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