Limb Salvage: Revision of Failed Intramedullary Nail in Hindfoot and Ankle Surgery in the Diabetic Neuropathic Patient – Corrected Proof

Abstract: Herein, we illustrate an operative technique to attain limb salvage after a failed intramedullary nail in the diabetic Charcot neuropathic patient. The use of the blade plate, or T-plate, in combination with external fixation, fastened into the body of the calcaneus allows for greater bone capture. Our experience has shown that this provides for a stable, long-lasting construct.

Abstract: Herein, we illustrate an operative technique to attain limb salvage after a failed intramedullary nail in the diabetic Charcot neuropathic patient. The use of the blade plate, or T-plate, in combination with external fixation, fastened into the body of the calcaneus allows for greater bone capture. Our experience has shown that this provides for a stable, long-lasting construct.

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Limb Salvage: Revision of Failed Intramedullary Nail in Hindfoot and Ankle Surgery in the Diabetic Neuropathic Patient – Corrected Proof