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Many of my patients come in being told by multiple doctors that they need their foot amputated. There are always techniques available to prevent amputation. Charcot Medial Column Fusion Surgery is one method employed in certain cases that allows for a foot reconstruction. And for one affected with Charcot foot the last thing someone wants to hear is that they need an amputation. Foot and ankle amputation rates are soaring in California, as well as San Diego has the highest rates of amputation. We strive to offer limb saving strategies. Our goal is no more amputations for the diabetic foot. Utilizing advanced imaging and deformity analysis, we develop plans and strategies to save the foot.
Charcot Medial Column Fusion Surgery
The key is our team approach with vascular and infectious disease and the patients diabetic doctors. Dr Wrotslavsky Lectures to other doctors around the world teaching others his techniques that he has designed in order to save legs at risk. If you have a diabetic foot ulcer or maybe you were told you needed an amputation come in for an evaluation. I always encourage my patients to get a second opinion. Recently I had a patient in the hospital and he was recommended an amputation by a surgeon that admittedly did not understand the complexities of the diabetic foot. The patient stood his ground and refused and still has his foot with a healed wound.
The Charcot Medial Column Fusion Surgery is a great way to realign the severe deformity that usually happens when the foot collapses. It gives excellent structural support and allows one to start walking again in supportive shoes. So stop procrastinating and come in to get evaluated to see if this procedure is the right one for you.