Physicians at Mid-South Foot and Ankle Specialists collaborate with local medical manufacturers to reconstruct their patient’s Charcot foot by using an external fixator. This surgery will help prevent further infection, pain, difficulty walking and ultimately limb loss.
Charcot is a sudden softening of the bones and collapsing of the joints of the feet. This occurs from trauma or prolonged walking and causes major difficulty with everyday life. Charcot is caused by neuropathy (severe nerve damage), which results in decreased sensation and an inability to feel temperature, pain, or trauma to the foot.
The symptoms of Charcot are acute warmth, redness, swelling, and pain in the foot. If you or someone you know may have any of these symptoms, please call Mid-South Foot and Ankle Specialist for a consultation at 901-309-7700.