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VIDEO: Presenter speaks about deformity, clinical outcomes following correction of Charcot foot

SEATTLE — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Michael S. Pinzur, MD, spoke about a study that looked at the deformity and clinical outcomes after surgical correction in patients with diabetes and Charcot foot. Pinzur and his colleagues found patients with valgus deformity were more likely to have a favorable outcome compared with patients who had other deformities. He said the definition of an “excellent” result is eradication of infection and a patient’s ability to walk with a commercially available diabetic shoe.

SEATTLE — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Michael S. Pinzur, MD, spoke about a study that looked at the deformity and clinical outcomes after surgical correction in patients with diabetes and Charcot foot. Pinzur and his colleagues found patients with valgus deformity were more likely to have a favorable outcome compared with patients who had other deformities. He said the definition of an “excellent” result is eradication of infection and a patient’s ability to walk with a commercially available diabetic shoe.

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