Charcot foot

Charcot foot

Destruction of the joints of the feet and/or ankles in patients with diabetic neuropathy. Although the bony destruction limits the ability of the patient to walk, it is often painless.
Synonym: diabetic neuroarthropathy; diabetic osteoarthropathy; diabetic osteopathy

Charcot foot

gross midfoot deformity secondary to distal autonomic and/or sensory neuropathy; early-stage symptoms include swelling and mild inflammation, and possible discomfort; differential diagnosis should exclude osteomyelitis; see Charcot neuroarthropathy
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A lack of awareness of Charcot foot (pronounced shar-koh) means that many patients undergo painful surgeries, and even amputations, to correct what can be a highly treatable condition.
Three patients had plantar foot ulcers, three had Charcot foot, six had minor lower limb amputations, two had Lisfrank amputation and four had major lower limb amputation.
1 Viral meningitis Suspected LCM 2 Lymphocytic meningitis Suspected LCM 3 Lymphocytic meningitis Suspected LCM 4 Lymphocytic meningitis Suspected LCM 5 Tuberculosis meningitis Miscoded 6 Lyme encephalitis Miscoded 7 Lymphocele Miscoded 8 Lymphocytic cholitis Miscoded 9 Lymphocytic leukemia Miscoded 10 Lymphocytic leukemia Miscoded 11 Atypical lymphocytes Miscoded 12 Reactive lymphocytes Miscoded 13 Charcot foot anomaly Miscoded 14 Tuberculosis Miscoded * Diagnosis was the first listed or most clinically relevant written diagnosis from the medical record.
Charcot foot - a foot deformity caused by neuropathy.
In March - as the new financial year loomed - Alex was diagnosed with Charcot Foot.
The students also discovered that Dot had a bone abnormality called Charcot foot.
Charcot joint or Charcot foot, a disorder in which the joint or foot fractures or dislocates as a result of this nerve abnormality, was considered a rarity until a few years ago.
The Vilex FUZE([TM]) provides unparalleled compression in ankle fusion for trauma, diabetic Charcot foot reconstruction, and patients with arthritis.
Consensus Statement #3 : For guidance on off-loading the Charcot foot, the panel endorses the Charcot foot in diabetes consensus report published in 2011.
Cardiac failure and renal impairment are commonly associated with bilateral swelling, while a unilateral hot, red, swollen foot is a Charcot foot until otherwise proven.