Charcot’s foot

Hafize TİTİZ, Ayse GÜLER, Yavuz KATİRCİ, Hayati KANDİS, Gokhan ERSUNAN, Ayhan SARİTAS
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Abstract


Charcot’s arthropathy which occurs due to loss of pain and proprioceptive sensation is a chronic, destructive joint disease affecting bone, joint and soft tissues. Although it may be seen as a part of many diseases which cause peripheral neuropathy, most common cause is diabetic neuropathy. In this report a case with neuropathic arthropathy of right foot occuring due to diabetic neuropathy is presented, and current literature is reviewed. Charcot’s neuroarthropathy which is generally seen as a complication of diabetes mellitus is even more important today because uncontrolled diabetes incidence tends to increase. Early diagnosis and treatment of that situation which should be included in differential diagnosis of a diabetic patient with an edematous foot without any pain provide opportunity to prevent neuroarthropathies that decrease quality of life.

J. Exp. Clin. Med., 2013; 30:381-383

Keywords


Arthropathy; emergency; foot; neuropathy

Full Text:

381-383


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5835/jecm.omu.30.04.023

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