Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusion (with Intramedullary Rod)
This surgical procedure fuses your ankle joint with a rod commonly called a “nail.” It passes through the bones of your foot and lower leg. This type of fusion can be helpful if you have severe arthritis or other serious problems with your ankle. It may also be needed if you have had a total ankle replacement that has failed.
Charcot Foot Treatment Options
Charcot foot is a deformity that can result as a complication of diabetes and other conditions. It develops after you lose sensation in your legs and feet. The joints and bones of your foot begin to break down and collapse. You cannot feel these injuries, and you may continue to walk on the foot. This worsens the damage. Charcot foot is a disabling deformity. It can be difficult to treat but there are techniques that can be used to correct it.