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What is Charcot Neuroarthropathy?

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Charcot Neuroarthropathy

Charcot Neuroarthropathy in my opinion is one of the scariest conditions we treat as foot and ankle surgeons.  This is a rare condition seen in patients who have neuropathy where after suffering a small injury (often not felt or perceived because of lack of sensation) the foot and arch will collapse.  This can lead to ulceration on the bottom of the foot and a structure to the foot known as a rocker-bottom foot.  Often times this can be managed with appropriate bracing.  However, this condition can lead to major reconstructive surgery and even below the knee amputation.  If you have diabetes and ever notice redness and swelling to your foot, do not waste time.  Be evaluated by one of our professionals at Indiana Podiatry Group today!

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