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Use of external fixation in the reconstruction of the Charcot foot and ankle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12613078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
External fixation allows the progressive foot and ankle surgeon to approach Charcot foot and ankle deformities in a new way. Surgeons can now correct Charcot pathology with percutaneous techniques using a new generation of external fixation frames. These fixators allow the surgeon to adjust or manipulate the Charcot foot after surgery and the patient early weightbearing. External fixation provides the foot and ankle surgeon the opportunity to reconstruct and stabilize this destructive disease.
James C Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in podiatric medicine and surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0891-8422     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Podiatr Med Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-04     Completed Date:  2003-04-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604974     Medline TA:  Clin Podiatr Med Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-117     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Practice, Santa Monica-University of California, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ankle Joint / surgery*
Arthropathy, Neurogenic / surgery*
External Fixators* / adverse effects
Foot Joints / surgery*
Postoperative Care

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