Ann Bone Joint Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Difficulty in the Diagnosis of the Acute Charcot Foot

Rafael Selles Dechent*, Alcarcel CR, Romaguera VP and Arana FA

Department of General Surgery, Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, Spain

*Correspondance to: Rafael Selles Dechent 

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Charcot's foot or Charcot's neuroarthropathy consists of a progressive deterioration of the bones and joints, mainly the ankle and foot, in patients with severe neuropathy. Diabetes is currently the most frequent cause of neuropathic arthropathy, although it can occur in other neurological processes. The greatest difficulty is that it can be confused with other processes, such as cellulitis, osteomyelitis and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), among others, delaying the diagnosis and appropriate treatment, which determines the development of deformities and important complications. We present a clinical case of acute Charcot foot.


Dechent RS, Alcarcel CR, Romaguera VP, Arana FA. Difficulty in the Diagnosis of the Acute Charcot Foot. Ann Bone Joint Surg. 2019;2(1):1006.

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