Charcot joint (often Charcot foot or Neuropathic arthropathy) refers to progressive degeneration or destruction of a weight bearing joint.
This process occurs over time and is marked by bony destruction, bone resorption, and eventual deformity due to loss of sensation.
This condition of the foot is one of the most serious complications diabetic patients can face and includes a high risk for amputation.
Early identification of joint changes is the best way to limit the risks of ulceration, infection, or amputation.
Treatment options include both surgical and nonsurgical approaches, and are focused around limb salvage.
For more information on appropriate treatment options and diagnosis we suggest you make an appointment to consult with our podiatric specialists.