Shortening osteotomy for the treatment of spinal neuroarthropathy
following spinal cord injury.
1 The syndrome also encompasses complications like Charcot neuroarthropathy
, osteomyelitis, foot ulceration and may lead to the most feared outcome, amputation.
5'6 Other rarer causes of ankle arthritis include primary OA, crystalline arthropathy, inflammatory disease, septic arthritis, neuroarthropathy
, hemochromatosis, and ochronosis.
Armstrong, "The natural history of Charcot's neuroarthropathy
," Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, vol.
5) showed that of the various rheumatological manifestations adhesive capsulitis, shoulder hand syndrome, diabetic hand syndrome diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, Dupuytren's disease and neuroarthropathy
are characteristically associated with diabetes mellitus.
Evaluation and treatment of stage 0 Charcot's neuroarthropathy
of the foot and ankle.
Where indicated, serial imaging could identify changes in patients consistent with a neuroarthropathy
(Charcot foot) is sometimes difficult to distinguish from DFO and can coexist.
5% of patients with diabetes/year Charcot's neuroarthropathy
of the wrist in paraplegia: A case report.
The second complication is Charcot's Neuroarthropathy
, which is characterized by erythema, edema and increased temperature, and can lead to foot deformity, ulceration and decreased function if not treated.