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Confronting a dramatic situation: The charcot foot complicated by osteomyelitis

By Luca Dalla Paola


Charcot osteoarthropathy is a serious complication of diabetic neuropathy. Its prevalence in the diabetic population varies in the literature in relation to certain variables, such as the method of assessment, clinical or instrumental; the population studied; and the scope of the selection. This article is intended as a review of the recent literature concerning Charcot osteoarthropathy in its evolution and complications characterized by the development of ulceration and subsequent bone infection. Diagnosis and treatment strategies - either medical or surgical - are discussed both for Charcot arthropathy and osteomyelitis

Topics: Charcot osteoarthropathy, diabetic foot, diabetic foot surgery, osteomyelitis, Diabetic Neuropathies, Diagnosis, Differential, Disease Management, Disease Progression, Foot, Humans, Patient Selection, Radiography, Arthropathy, Neurogenic, Diabetic Foot, Osteomyelitis, Surgery, Medicine (all)
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1177/1534734614545875
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