Surgical management of Charcot spinal arthropathy: a single-center retrospective series highlighting the evolution of management.

@article{Jacobs2012SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical management of Charcot spinal arthropathy: a single-center retrospective series highlighting the evolution of management.},
  author={William Bradley Jacobs and Richard J Bransford and Carlo B Bellabarba and Jens R. Chapman},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={422-31}
}
OBJECT Charcot spinal arthropathy (CSA) is an uncommon disorder that occurs in the setting of conditions with decreased protective sensation of the vertebral column, resulting in vertebral joint degeneration, pain, and deformity. Historically, CSA treatment has been fraught with high failure rates. Over time, the authors' institution has trended toward a CSA treatment paradigm of intralesional debridement, circumferential fusion, and four-rod lumbopelvic fixation. As such, the overall… CONTINUE READING
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