Dr. V. James Sammarco, MD has authored a chapter featuring a novel technique developed in Cincinnati at his practice for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. The chapter features a minimally invasive approach for the reconstruction off the Charcot Foot. Dr. Sammarco has been a pioneer in the surgical management of Charcot Foot disease and has presented his research on the subject nationally and internationally.
Said Sammarco, “It is humbling and gratifying that this technique has expanded worldwide. There are so many patients suffering from diabetic foot disease, and surgical correction often allows us to avert many impending amputations. “ Dr. Sammarco and his father (G. James Sammarco, MD) developed their techniques in the early 2000’s and have instructed hundreds of surgeons on this difficult surgery. Dr. Sammarco has 20+ years of experience in Charcot limb reconstruction and limb salvage.
Operative Techniques in Foot and Ankle is a major new comprehensive text and reference on surgical techniques in orthopaedics. Written by experts from leading institutions around the world, this superbly illustrated four-volume reference focuses on mastery of operative techniques and also provides a thorough understanding of how to select the best procedure, how to avoid complications, and what outcomes to expect.
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Sammarco, VJ, Sammarco, GJ; “Axial Screw Technique for Midfoot Arthrodesis in Charcot Foot Deformity.” In Operative Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery- 2nd Edition, Easley, M; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Chapter 46, 2017.