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Posts for: September, 2017
A Charcot foot and ankle deformity typically occurs in people who have neuropathy. There is still a lot of research going on to try and discover exactly why this happens to some patients, but generally there is some traumatic incident that causes the foot and ankle to fracture and become unstable.
Charcot neuroathropathy can lead to instability and deformites in the foot and ankle that either make walking very difficult or lead to wounds and ulcers of the lower extremities. When bracing fails to help patients adequately, surgical reconstruction of the foot and ankle can help allow people to ambulate better.
We are here to help you with all of your foot and ankle problems. Call our surgical podiatrist today at 719-488-4664, so we can help you!
Lisfranc fractures are fractures in the midfoot through the tarsometatarsal joint that are commonly missed. On less severe fractures, unless xrays are taken with weight on the foot, the fractures can be missed because they are difficult to see. Patients often present to our office after being told they had a foot sprain, but they don't realize they actually have a fracture in their foot until a weightbearing xray or more advanced imagine is performed.
These fractures have many different levels of severity, but they can lead to arthritic problems in the feet, so relaligning the joints of the midfoot surgically is often the best treatment option. If you are someone you know is dealing with pain in their feet or ankles that isn't improving, call our podiatric surgeon so we can help get you back on your feet and keep you active!