tarsal disintegration

tarsal disintegration

tarsal resorption/collapse due to midfoot Charcot neuroarthropathy; associated with Hansen's disease or diabetes mellitus
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introduced the term tarsal disintegration because the radiological image of neuro-osteoarthropathy of the foot in leprosy patients was predominantly represented as destruction of the tarsus.
Five radiological patterns of tarsal disintegration have been described; a posterior pillar, central pillar, anterior pillar medial arch, anterior pillar lateral arch, and cuneiform-metatarsal region.
Tarsal disintegrations have been reported in drop foot patients when the transferred tendons (1) were inserted into the hole made in the bone making the bone weak.