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Med Clin North Am. 2013 Sep;97(5):847-56. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2013.04.003. Epub 2013 May 16.

The Charcot foot.

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Amputation Prevention Center, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, USA. lee.c.rogers@gmail.com

Abstract

The diabetic Charcot foot is rare, but a life-changing event affecting quality of life, and it risks amputation of the limb. There is no high quality evidence base governing treatment, causing clinicians to rely on low-quality, underpowered studies and expert opinion. However, CN is a treatable condition and, with lifestyle modifications and proper footwear, it does not shorten the life span of those afflicted.

KEYWORDS:

Charcot foot; Joints; Neuroarthropathy; Soft tissues

PMID:
23992896
DOI:
10.1016/j.mcna.2013.04.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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