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The Diabetic Charcot Foot


Dr. Thomas Zgonis is known for his work in foot and ankle reconstruction with circular external fixation. His interests include diabetic foot infections, diabetic Charcot foot and ankle reconstruction, and soft tissue coverage of the diabetic foot. Currently, he is a Professor of Orthopaedics in the Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the University of Texas (UT) Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Zgonis is the Founder and Scientific Chairman of the Annual International External Fixation Symposium in San Antonio, Texas and the Director of the Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship at UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is board Certified in both foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Zgonis is an internationally recognized lecturer in the methods and application of the Ilizarov apparatus for external fixation and held the position of Scientific Officer for the Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons. He has written numerous articles and book chapters in the field of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He is the textbook editor of Surgical Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle (second edition) and co-editor of External Fixators of the Foot and Ankle and Revisional and Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Zgonis served as the consulting editor of the Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and as the editor-in-chief of the open access journal Diabetic Foot and Ankle. 

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Charcot neuroarthropathy represents a multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment process with respect to early recognition, health care resource utilization, and patient function, morbidity, and mortality. This session will explore patient-centric, multidisciplinary management of the diabetic Charcot foot, including diabetes control and other risk factors and identification of patients at risk for further fractures requiring offloading and management of bone disease with medical or surgical intervention.