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Keywords

Charcot foot, neuropathy, diabetes, osteoarthropathy

 

Authors

  1. Game, Fran FRCP, MBBCh
  2. Jeffcoate, William FRCP

Abstract

PURPOSE: To enhance the learner's competence with knowledge of the Charcot foot.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

 

OBJECTIVES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:

 

1. Demonstrate knowledge of Charcot foot pathophysiology and diagnosis.

 

2. Apply knowledge of Charcot foot to its management in patient scenarios.

 

ABSTRACT: Charcot joint is an uncommon but often missed complication of the neuropathic diabetic foot. Prompt recognition and treatment with plantar pressure redistribution can prevent unnecessary amputation.