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Avera Medical Group
Podiatry Yankton

409 Summit, Suite 2600
Yankton, SD 57078
605-655-1200
toll-free 1-877-256-8973

Diabetic Foot Care

Reconstruction & Wound Care

Charcot neuroarthropathy is considered one of the most devastating manifestations of neuropathy and diabetes mellitus. The condition is commonly associated with joint destruction, subluxation/dislocation and instability. Often, reconstruction is necessary to obtain the desired goal of a stable, plantigrade, braceable foot. Charcot reconstruction may be performed with internal fixation, but in severe cases, external fixation may be required.

The advanced Ilizarov external fixation technique allows for increased compression, ability to ambulate sooner, fixation in presence of poor quality or infection, and better management of the open wounds. Ulcers Diabetic neuropathic ulcerations are a problem in the diabetic community. The combination of reduced feelings in the feet, possible compromised vascular supply and friction can result in ulcerations of the feet. These can be treated conservatively or surgically by reconstruction to offload the problem areas that could cause limbthreatening ulcerations.

Ulcers

Diabetic neuropathic ulcerations are a problem in the diabetic community. The combination of reduced feelings in the feet, possible compromised vascular supply and friction can result in ulcerations of the feet. These can be treated conservatively or surgically by reconstruction to offload the problem areas that could cause limbthreatening ulcerations.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pederson call 605-655-1200 or toll-free 1-877-256-8973.

We are located in the Pavillion on the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital campus.