Key Considerations In Managing The Charcot Foot

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A 58-year-old patient with longstanding diabetes and a previous history of ulceration and neuropathy presented with increasing redness and swelling to his right foot (as shown above).
Radiographs (like the one shown above) revealed dorsal dislocation at the tarsometatarsal joint, resulting in a divergence of the joint complex.
Here one can see a plantigrade foot five weeks after the patient underwent surgical arthrodesis.
Key Considerations In Managing The Charcot Foot
By Suhad A. Hadi, DPM

Dr. Steinberg (pictured) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.


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