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Current Issue - March 2023, Volume 17, Issue No. 1

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Outcome of Surgical Fixation for Midfoot Charcot Neuroarthropathy - A Systematic Review


Introduction: Charcot arthropathy is a condition which is progressive, non-infectious, destructive and debilitating that commonly affect foot and ankle. This systematic review is to evaluate the occurrence of common outcomes associated with each intervention of Charcot neuroarthropathy in midfoot.

Materials and methods: A systematic review on literatures that were published from Jan 2010 to Jan 2020 were collected, reviewed and selected regarding the surgical treatment procedures of Charcot neuroarthropathy in midfoot.

Results: The initial search yielded 231 reports and after exclusion, nine out of the total studies were included in the outcome analysis for review. These were studies that included data concerning surgical reconstruction of Charcot arthropathy in the midfoot.

Conclusion: It is suggested that soft tissue preparation and usage of combination of implants thus reduce the risk of infection as well as increase rigidity of construct, respectively. These factors will aid to improve outcome of midfoot Charcot arthropathy reconstruction.

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