Diabetic charcot neuroarthropathy of the foot and ankle with osteomyelitis

Crystal L. Ramanujam, John J. Stapleton, Thomas Zgonis

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One of the most devastating foot and/or ankle complications in the diabetic population with peripheral neuropathy is the presence of Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN). In recent years, diabetic limb salvage has been attempted more frequently as opposed to major lower extremity amputation for CN of the foot and ankle with ulceration and/or deep infection. Treatment strategies for osteomyelitis in the diabetic population have evolved. This article reviews some of the most common surgical strategies recommended for the diabetic patient with CN of the foot and/or ankle and concomitant osteomyelitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-492
Number of pages6
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Charcot foot
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • External fixation
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Ulceration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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