Charcot's foot: newest findings on its pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment.

@article{Molines2010CharcotsFN,
  title={Charcot's foot: newest findings on its pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={L Molines and Patrice Darmon and D Raccah},
  journal={Diabetes & metabolism},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={251-5}
}
Charcot neuro-osteoarthropathy (CNO) is one of the more devastating complications affecting diabetic patients with peripheral and/or autonomic neuropathy. The acute phase of the disease is often misdiagnosed, and can rapidly lead to deformity and amputation. The rapid progression towards foot deformation calls for early detection and intervention. Classical neurotraumatic and neurotrophic theories fail to explain all of the features of the condition, although recent advances that have clarified… CONTINUE READING