Total knee arthroplasty in a patient with bilateral Charcot knees.

  title={Total knee arthroplasty in a patient with bilateral Charcot knees.},
  author={Barbara Fullerton and L A Browngoehl},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={78 7},
Neuropathic arthropathy (Charcot joint) is a progressive and degenerative process resulting from underlying neurovascular and neurotraumatic deficits. Diabetes mellitus is now the most common cause of Charcot joint. A marked predilection for the tarsometatarsal, tarsal, and ankle joints occurs. Involvement of large weight-bearing joints such as the knee is rare. When the knee is involved, and conservative treatment fails, standard surgical intervention often involves arthrodesis. Arthroplasty… CONTINUE READING


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