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Charcot Foot Reconstruction
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited disorder that results in damage to the covering of nerves controlling the arms, hands, legs, and feet. Nerves in the legs are usually affected first and most drastically. The symptoms are often weakness of the corresponding body part and ...Read more
Where could one get shoes to fit a foot deformed by charcot osteoarthropathy, apart from a hospital?
See a Podiatrist: Extra depth accommodative shoes and custom shoes are available at many podiatry offices. With that type of condition, you would want to establish yourself with a podiatrist for outpatient care. If the dpm does not offer that service in his/her office, they typically will be working with an orthotist/pedorthist who can fabricate the shoes and inlays for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any light weight comfortable ankle foot orthosis's for charcot marie tooth disease besides the full hard plastic leg ones I have?
Yes: Their are braces these days made of carbon fiber which is very strong and very light weight. They use it to build jet fighters and racing cars amongst other things. Ask your PT if he/she can build your next orthotic brace out of it and if he can't get a hold of it use the net. Maybe Nike can help you. They are in Oregon and are involved in footwear. Might be great marketing opportunity for them! ...Read more
I am in a wheelchair and have charcot-marie-tooth disease if i don' constantly move my feet get swollen I am already on diuretics what can I do?
Follow directions: Follow your surgeons post op directions.Get a more detailed answer ›
In foot reconstruction to correct cavus deformity from year old compartment syndrome, should necrotic legmuscles be debrided, or does it matter now?
During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?
Multiple factors: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers