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Charcot foot

Ashu Rastogi, Anish Bhattacharya, Mahesh Prakash, Sarika Sharma, Bhagwant R Mittal, Niranjan Khandelwal, Anil Bhansali
OBJECTIVE: Diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) is difficult to diagnose in the presence of Charcot's neuroarthropathy (CN) and bone biopsy is not always possible. We aimed to assess the efficacy of PET/computed tomography using F-fluoride (F-fluoride PET/CT) and fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-labeled autologous leukocytes (F-FDG-LL PET/CT) in comparison with contrast-enhanced MRI (CEMRI) for the detection of DFO. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-two patients with chronic CN and foot ulcer suspected of having DFO were prospectively evaluated...
October 4, 2016: Nuclear Medicine Communications
A O'Loughlin, E Kellegher, C McCusker, R Canavan
BACKGROUND: Diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy (DCN) is a devastating complication for people with diabetes mellitus. The failure to diagnose DCN and institute treatment in the acute phase leads to permanent deformity and significant morbidity. There is a paucity of data on the prevalence and characteristics of patients who have developed this complication of diabetes. AIMS: To determine the prevalence, clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with DCN from 2006 to 2012...
October 6, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
Erieta Nikolikj Dimitrova, Ivana Božinovikj, Simona Ristovska, Aleksandra Hadzieva Pejcikj, Aleksandra Kolevska, Mirjeta Hasani
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is a hereditary disease with signs of chronic non-progressive motor-sensory neuropathy which is characterised by symmetric muscle atrophy and weakness of the distal portion of lower extremities. AIM: The aim is to present two cases with peroneal muscular atrophy, applied rehabilitation procedures and rehabilitation outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patient DR, aged 51, and patient KH, aged 78. Both patients had weakness and pronounced atrophy of the distal portion of lower extremities, numbness down the legs, contractures in the ankles and walking difficulties...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Ernst A Chantelau
BACKGROUND: In diabetic persons with painless neuropathic foot ulceration, foot skin was found to be insensate to noxious pinprick stimulation (stimulation area less than 0.05 mm(2)), while compression of deep subcutaneous foot tissues by Algometer II(®) (stimulation area 1 cm(2)) could evoke a deep dull aching. To elucidate this discrepancy, the Algometer II stimulation technique was critically reviewed by varying probe sizes and anatomical sites in the same study population 3 years later...
2016: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
Rasmus Bo Jansen, Ole Lander Svendsen, Klaus Kirketerp-Møller
INTRODUCTION: Charcot foot is a severe complication to diabetes mellitus and treatment involves several different clinical specialities. Our objective was to describe the current awareness, knowledge and treatment practices of Charcot foot among doctors who handle diabetic foot disorders. METHODS: This study is based on a questionnaire survey sent out to healthcare professionals, primarily doctors, working with diabetic foot ulcers and Charcot feet in the public sector of the Danish healthcare system...
October 2016: Danish Medical Journal
K Schara, R Štukelj, J L Krek, K Lakota, S Sodin-Šemrl, A J M Boulton, V Kralj-Iglič
It was the aim of this work to determine whether the plasma concentration of extracellular vesicles (EVs) in active Diabetic Charcot Neuroarthropathy (CN) is connected to the inflammatory markers, temperature elevation in the affected foot and concentration of soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). EVs were isolated from peripheral blood of 35 patients with active CN. EVs were counted after repetitive centrifugation and washing of samples, by flow cytometry. Foot temperature was measured by infrared thermometer...
September 13, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
E López-Gavito, P Parra-Téllez, J Vázquez-Escamilla
Diabetes mellitus is a major chronic degenerative disease, which currently is taking on alarming proportions in the population of our country. Neuropathic arthropathy is one of the most interesting degenerative joint disorders and increasingly common within the orthopedic pathology. It is defined as a progressive degenerative arthropathy, chronic and affecting one or more peripheral joints, and develops as a result of the lack of sensory perception normal in the innervation of joints. As a result the joints of the feet are subjected to trauma and repetitive injury causing a neurotraumatic effect with progressive damage to the joints of the hindfoot, midfoot and forefoot...
January 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
K Trieb
Neuropathic changes in the foot are common with a prevalence of approximately 1%. The diagnosis of neuropathic arthropathy is often delayed in diabetic patients with harmful consequences including amputation. The appropriate diagnosis and treatment can avoid an extensive programme of treatment with significant morbidity for the patient, high costs and delayed surgery. The pathogenesis of a Charcot foot involves repetitive micro-trauma in a foot with impaired sensation and neurovascular changes caused by pathological innervation of the blood vessels...
September 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
Dane K Wukich, Kimberlee B Hobizal, Tresa L Sambenedetto, Kristin Kirby, Bedda L Rosario
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to evaluate the outcomes of patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) compared to diabetic foot soft tissue infections (STIs). METHODS: 229 patients who were hospitalized with foot infections were retrospectively reviewed, identifying 155 patients with DFO and 74 patients with STI. Primary outcomes evaluated were the rates of amputations and length of hospital stay. DFO was confirmed by the presence of positive bone culture and/or histopathology...
August 22, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Ji-Cheng Gong, Bing-Hua Zhou, Xu Tao, Cheng-Song Yuan, Kang-Lai Tang
BACKGROUND: Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with headless compression screws has not been previously reported. We hypothesized that these screws could be suitable for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis because of their special design. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with headless compression screws for the treatment of severe arthropathy of the ankle and subtalar joint. METHODS: From 2010 to 2015, 23 patients with severe ankle and subtalar arthropathy underwent tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis...
2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Hai-bo Zhou, Chao Zhang, Cai-long Liu, Lei Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical results of plate on the metatarsal side to reconstruction of tarsometatarsal joint dislocations secondary to diabetic charcot foot. METHODS: Seven patients (9 feet) patients with tarsometatarsal joint dislocations secondary to diabetic charcot foot were treated with plating from April 2012 to December 2014. All patients were male, and 5 cases were on the unilateral side and 2 cases were on the bilateral sides. The age of patients ranged from 45 to 52 with an average of 48 years old...
June 2016: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Rachel A Kennedy, Kate Carroll, Jennifer L McGinley
Symptoms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) typically arise in childhood or adolescence with gait difficulty most common. A systematic review was conducted to synthesize, review and characterise gait in pediatric CMT. Health related electronic databases were reviewed with search terms related to CMT and gait. Of 454 articles, ten articles describing seven studies met eligibility criteria; samples ranged from 1-81, included mixed CMT subtypes and had a participant mean age of 13 years. Assessments included a variety of methods to examine only barefoot gait...
August 11, 2016: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
Stefano Tozza, Maria Gabriella Aceto, Chiara Pisciotta, Dario Bruzzese, Rosa Iodice, Lucio Santoro, Fiore Manganelli
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of somatosensory impairment, distal muscle weakness and foot deformities on the balance in 21 CMT1A patients using a baropodometric platform. Stabilometric analysis by measuring sway area and velocity of a centre of pressure (CoP) both at open and closed eyes were used to assess postural imbalance. Static analysis, by measuring the load and the plantar surface of forefoot, midfoot and hindfoot was used to define the footprint shape and to assess as a whole foot deformities...
September 2016: Gait & Posture
Michael Wilson
Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant (SPKT) is an accepted approach and the treatment of choice in patients with type 1 diabetes with accompanying end-stage renal disease. Charcot's neuroarthropathy of the foot (CN) is a fairly common and devastating complication found in patients with long-standing, mostly uncontrolled, diabetes. However, CN has also been identified as a posttransplant consequence of SPKT. Traditional postoperative immunosuppressive therapy, particularly the use of corticosteroids, is acknowledged as an additional risk factor for the development of de novo CN after SPKT...
July 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Cirous Dehghani, Anthony W Russell, Bruce A Perkins, Rayaz A Malik, Nicola Pritchard, Katie Edwards, Ayda M Shahidi, Sangeetha Srinivasan, Nathan Efron
We present clinical, neuropathy and corneal nerve morphology data in a participant with type 2 diabetes who developed diabetic foot ulceration, partial amputation and Charcot during a longitudinal observational study. While conventional measures of neuropathy did not deteriorate significantly, corneal nerve parameters showed a rapid reduction prior to the development of foot complications.
November 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
Emilie H Zobel, Bernt J von Scholten, Maria Lajer, Anders Jorsal, Lise Tarnow, Lars M Rasmussen, Per Holstein, Hans-Henrik Parving, T W Hansen, P Rossing
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The bone-related peptide osteoprotegerin has been linked to vascular calcification and peripheral vascular disease. We investigated the association between osteoprotegerin and development of foot complications in persons with type 1 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective observational study of 573 persons with type 1 diabetes, 225 women; age [mean±SD] 42.3±10.3years. Plasma osteoprotegerin was measured by ELISA. RESULTS: Median (IQR) osteoprotegerin was 2...
November 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
A Ferbert, A Zibat, B Rautenstrauß, W Kress, M Hügens-Penzel, J Weis, Y Shah, C Roth
We investigated a four-generation family of German ancestry with distal myopathy. Four individuals in two generations were affected. Foot and toe extensor paresis progressing very slowly over decades was the core neurological sign, reflected by fatty infiltration of the lower leg extensor muscles on muscle MRI. Additionally, finger extensor paresis was present in two patients and quadriceps muscle paresis in one. Distal sensory signs had initially given rise to the diagnosis of axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease...
September 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
Beverly T Rodrigues, Venkat N Vangaveti, Usman H Malabu
Objective. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of and risk factors for lower limb amputation in a specialist foot clinic-based setting. Methods. A retrospective quantitative study was conducted, using clinical and biochemical profiles of diabetic foot patients attending the High Risk Foot Clinic at The Townsville Hospital, Australia, between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2013. Results. The total study sample included 129 subjects, comprising 81 males and 48 females with M : F ratio of 1...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
Mateusz Płaza, Anna Nowakowska-Płaza, Marta Walentowska-Janowicz, Marek Chojnowski, Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska
This article presents a patient with a long history of type 1 diabetes mellitus complicated with neuropathy and Charcot disease. The most common cause of neuropathic osteoarthropathy, called Charcot osteoarthropathy, is poorly controlled diabetes. The clinical picture is characterized by considerable edema, redness and increased skin temperature with relatively slight pain due to injury to nerve fibers responsible for pain sensation. The differential diagnosis should include bacterial or autoimmune arthritis, arthritis associated with gout as well as venous thrombosis and injury...
June 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
A M Mahon
This report documents an unusual case of distal symmetrical peripheral neuropathy (DSPN) in an otherwise healthy patient without diabetes mellitus (DM) presenting to a podiatric wound care clinic. The development of gas gangrene coupled with Charcot neuroarthropathic changes ultimately resulted in a potentially life-saving transmetatarsal (TMT) amputation. Causation of, or at least a contributor to, the DSPN was likely phenytoin usage for epileptic seizures. Long-term use of phenytoin can lead to axonal shrinkage and random clusters of nerve demyelination [1]...
June 24, 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
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