The Charcot Foot in Diabetes

  title={The Charcot Foot in Diabetes},
  author={L. C. G. Rogers and Robert G. Frykberg and David G. Armstrong and Andrew J. M. Boulton and Michael E Edmonds and Georges Ha Van and Agnes Hartemann and Frances Game and William J Jeffcoate and Alexandra Jirkovsk{\'a} and Edward B. Jude and Stephan Morbach and William B. Morrison and Michael S Pinzur and Dario Pitocco and L. M. J. Sanders and Dane K Wukich and Luigi Uccioli},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association},
The diabetic Charcot foot syndrome is a serious and potentially limb-threatening lower-extremity 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… CONTINUE READING
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