The charcot foot in diabetes

Lee C. Rogers, Robert G. Frykberg, David G. Armstrong, Andrew J.M. Boulton, Michael Edmonds, Georges Ha Van, Agnes Hartemann, Frances Game, William Jeffcoate, Alexandra Jirkovska, Edward Jude, Stephan Morbach, William B. Morrison, Michael Pinzur, Dario Pitocco, Lee Sanders, Dane K. Wukich, Luigi Uccioli

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Abstract

The diabetic Charcot foot syndrome is a serious and potentially limb-threatening lowerextremity complication of diabetes. First described in 1883, this enigmatic condition continues to challenge even the most experienced practitioners. Now considered an inflammatory syndrome, the diabetic Charcot foot is characterized by varying degrees of bone and joint disorganization secondary to underlying neuropathy, trauma, and perturbations of bone metabolism. An international task force of experts was convened by the American Diabetes Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association in January 2011 to summarize available evidence on the pathophysiology, natural history, presentations, and treatment recommendations for this entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-446
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Volume101
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Rogers, L. C., Frykberg, R. G., Armstrong, D. G., Boulton, A. J. M., Edmonds, M., Van, G. H., Hartemann, A., Game, F., Jeffcoate, W., Jirkovska, A., Jude, E., Morbach, S., Morrison, W. B., Pinzur, M., Pitocco, D., Sanders, L., Wukich, D. K., & Uccioli, L. (2011). The charcot foot in diabetes. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 101(5), 437-446. https://doi.org/10.7547/1010437