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5th Edition of Global Conference on Surgery and Anaesthesia

September 05-07, 2024 | Hybrid Event

September 05 -07, 2024 | Madrid, Spain
GCSA 2023

Diabetic charcot accentuating the hexapod frame

Harry John Visser, Speaker at Surgery Conferences
SSM DePaul Health Center, United States
Title : Diabetic charcot accentuating the hexapod frame


Although an abundance of research into the treatment of Charcot neuroarthropathy has led to improved standardization of surgical options, discrepancies still exist in how surgeons approach this complex condition. These differences in surgical approaches appear to be based on geographic location and training. Charcot neuroarthropathy is a rapidly progressive and debilitating process initially characterized by inflammation, however, there exists a disconnect between clinical signs and symptomology. Attempts to define the natural course of Charcot have produced a number of classification systems, however predictable sequence of changes distinguished clinically and radiographically. The risk of lower extremity amputation increases as the Charcot foot becomes more complicated. Therefore, early intervention is paramount in prevention of this deformity and resultant ulceration. Effective management of the Charcot foot centers on early diagnosis, medical therapies and surgical intervention. This oral presentation offer insights into surgical management diabetic Charcot through use of correctional hexapod frame. 

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • A better understanding of complex Charcot neuroarthropathy foot deformity
  • Ability to evaluate this complex biomechanical deformity in practice
  • Stepwise surgical approach to correcting this deformity utilizing a correctional hexapod frame


Dr. H. John Visser is one of the Podiatric professions’ most decorated physicians. He is an accomplished foot and ankle surgeon from St. Louis, Missouri in practice for forty years. Dr. Visser is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and has been a residency directory instructing young surgeons in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery training over 100 Podiatric surgeons and he currently has 15 residents under his leadership role.