Title

Surgical Treatment of Charcot Neuropathy.

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-2008

Abstract

Charcot neuroarthropathy, a chronic progressive destruction of joint integrity, is believed to result from a disturbance in pain and proprioceptive sensation. It is most commonly treated in patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and dense peripheral neuropathy. Prevention, early diagnosis, and early treatment are key to a patient's successful outcome. Educating the patient is paramount to avoid further complications and subsequent amputations. This article describes the pathophysiology, staging, surgical treatment, and natural course of Charcot neuroarthropathy.

Volume

87

Issue

5

First Page

971

Last Page

986

ISSN

0001-2092

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

18512305

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article