An overview of the Charcot foot pathophysiology


KAYNAK G. , Birsel O., Fatih Güven M., Öǧüt T.

Diabetic Foot and Ankle, cilt.4, 2013 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3402/dfa.v4i0.21117
  • Dergi Adı: Diabetic Foot and Ankle

Özet

Charcot arthropathy of the foot is a rare but devastating complication of diabetes that remains to be a challenging issue for the foot and ankle surgeons. Charcot foot fails to be an obvious diagnostic option that comes to mind, even in a pathognomonic clinical appearance. The rarity of the disorder, more common pathologies that mimic the condition, and the self-limiting prognosis deviate the clinician from the right diagnosis. The clinical challenges in the diagnosis of Charcot foot require in-depth investigations of its enigmatic nature to establish useful guidelines. Yet, this goal seems to be beyond reach, without a holistic view of the immense literature concerning the pathophysiology of the disorder. The primary objective of this article is to put together and review the recent advancements about the etiology and intrinsic mechanisms of diabetic Charcot foot. © 2013 Gökhan Kaynak et al.