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Charcot foot, neuropathy, diabetes, osteoarthropathy



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


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.