CHARCOT FOOT

CHARCOT FOOT / CHARCOT JOINT

CHARCOT FOOT is a complication of neuropathy because of diabetes and can lead to limb loss if not treated.

A Charcot joint, resulting from trauma to the insensitive foot, causes the foot to collapse and widen. This destructive condition is often first heralded by persistent swelling and redness, mild to moderate aching, and an inability to fit into your usual shoes. If this occurs, it is important to stay off the foot and see your podiatric surgeon immediately.

CHARCOT FOOT , DIABETIC FOOT ULCER , DIABETIC FOOT TREATMENT , GANGRENE , Wound care , wound healing , foot care , diabetes foot care , diabetes care , foot ulcer,

This is the picture of a Patient with Charcot Foot 

with Life Threatening Infection

 

DIABETIC FOOT Diabetic Foot Ulcer

This is the way a normal foot architecture appears.

CHARCOT FOOT , DIABETIC FOOT ULCER , DIABETIC FOOT TREATMENT , GANGRENE , Wound care , wound healing , foot care , diabetes foot care , diabetes care , foot ulcer,

This is how a CHARCOT FOOT appears

CHARCOT FOOT , DIABETIC FOOT ULCER , DIABETIC FOOT TREATMENT , GANGRENE , Wound care , wound healing , foot care , diabetes foot care , diabetes care , foot ulcer,

CHARCOT FOOT WITH DIABETIC FOOT ULCER

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After Surgery & Advanced Wound Care , the Ulcer Has Healed. Customized pressure reducing diabetic foot wear was given and patient is ulcer free and fully mobile.

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Radiograms of a Charcot Foot with Destruction of Tarsal Joints

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With Proper Management, calcification and fusion of the joints can be seen. Such a patient needs to be off the foot for at least an Year. After that we have mobilized such patients  in customized pressure reducing footwear and thus salvaged the foot.

During the year when they cannot put pressure on the foot, these patients are mobilized with special devices which enable them to be fully mobile.

CHARCOT FOOT , DIABETIC FOOT ULCER , DIABETIC FOOT TREATMENT , GANGRENE , Wound care , wound healing , foot care , diabetes foot care , diabetes care , foot ulcer,

Picture of a CHARCOT FOOT with long standing Foot Ulcers

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After Surgery & Advanced Wound Care the ulcer has completely healed and patient mobilized in Customized pressure reducing diabetic foot wear.

Patient is ulcer free and fully mobile.

Charcot Foot X ray

The picture on the left show complete mid foot dislocation with multiple fractures. Patient had no pain and was walking on the foot. 5 months after treatment, the dislocation has settled and bone fusion is occurring.