IL-17 cytokines in bone healing of diabetic Charcot arthropathy patients: a prospective 2 year follow-up study

BACKGROUND Little is currently known of the pathophysiological mechanisms triggering Charcot arthropathy and regulating its recovery although foot trauma has been proposed as a major initiating factor by activation of proinflammatory cytokines leading to increased osteoclastogenic activity and progressive bone destruction. Several members of the IL-17… (More)