The destruction of bone caused by Charcot’s disease makes this entity on of the most complicated surgical challenges in podiatric surgery. In this program, Dr. Mercado brings you up-to-date on the subject of Charcot’s foot and shows a surgical case where there is a chronic infection on the ankle with complete loss of the talus and the malleolar tuberosities. The patient has been on I.V. medications for months and the foot is totally useless, unable to bear weight.
In this dramatic presentation, the large nidus of infection is removed and, after remodeling, the tibia is fused to the calcaneus. This is a must see program for those interested in reconstructive surgery.
Running time: 37:52 ISBN: 0-940542-30-7