Charcot arthropathy of the foot and ankle

an update

  • João Marcos Nunes Montechi Lab. Prof. Manlio Mario Marco Napoli, Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clinicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3274-6603
  • Weslen Luiz Pinto de Barros Lab. Prof. Manlio Mario Marco Napoli, Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7957-0123
  • Alexandre Leme Godoy-Santos Lab. Prof. Manlio Mario Marco Napoli, Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6672-1869
  • Rafael Barban Sposeto Lab. Prof. Manlio Mario Marco Napoli, Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1085-0917
  • Rodrigo Sousa Macedo Lab. Prof. Manlio Mario Marco Napoli, Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5025-4338
  • Tulio Diniz Fernandes Lab. Prof. Manlio Mario Marco Napoli, Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Keywords: Charcot, Neuroarthropathy, Diabetes Mellitus, Ankle, Foot Diseases

Abstract

To critically evaluate the current literature on the etiopathogenesis of Charcot neuroarthropathy, its diagnostic methods and therapeutic management. Methods: We searched for studies that related Charcot arthropathy with a location in the foot and ankle in the PUBMED and MEDLINE databases. Results: A total of 52 studies were used for this analysis. Conclusion: Charcot neuroarthropathy is a serious disease with significant potential to impact patient quality of life. Although its pathogenesis still raises much controversy, neuropathy seems to have a central role, leading to a trauma, injury, and inflammation cycle. Level of Evidence V; Therapeutic Studies; Expert Opinion.

Published
30-04-2021
How to Cite
Montechi, J., Barros, W., Godoy-Santos, A., Sposeto, R., Macedo, R., & Fernandes, T. (2021). Charcot arthropathy of the foot and ankle: an update. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 15(1), 83-91. https://doi.org/10.30795/jfootankle.2021.v15.1241