Scott was referred to Dr. Kinmon, Medical Director at Certified Foot and Ankle Specialist, by another podiatrist in Boca Raton who was unable to handle the severity of his case. A few years back, Scott sustained severe trauma to left foot, resulting in a fracture and Charcot foot. After getting diagnosed at the VA, he quickly realized the doctors there could not complete the treatments he would need as he was told amputation was his only option. In search of a second opinion and a less extreme outcome, Scott was lead to Dr. Kinmon, who quickly dismissed amputation as the only option for his Charcot foot.
After determining the right procedure for Scott, Dr. Kinmon used the latest techniques and technology to correct the bones in his foot with advanced surgery, avoiding the need to amputate.
Charcot foot is a progressive condition resulting in the weakening of the soft tissue, joints and bones in the foot or ankle. It normally occurs after severe nerve damage, making the condition common for those with diabetes. Once the components of your foot and ankle begin to weaken, the bones can break and the joint may dislocate. If not addressed in its early stages, Charcot foot can lead to the foot and ankle joints collapsing and a deformed foot. Early symptoms of the condition include swelling, redness and warm to the touch. If the condition advances, sores can develop which can become infected. In those cases, amputation may be necessary to treat the condition and prevent the infection from spreading.
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