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Charcot arthropathy

Bradley Schoch, Jean-David Werthel, John W Sperling, Robert H Cofield, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo
INTRODUCTION: Charcot arthropathy is a rare cause of debilitating joint destruction. Shoulder arthroplasty for Charcot arthropathy is challenging secondary to local bone and soft tissue loss, lack of protective sensation, and altered muscle control. The purpose of this study is to review the outcomes, complications, and survivorship of shoulder arthroplasty for Charcot arthropathy. METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2011, ten shoulders with Charcot arthropathy were treated with shoulder arthroplasty at our Institution (six hemiarthroplasty, one total shoulder arthroplasty, three reverse shoulder arthroplasty)...
October 14, 2016: International Orthopaedics
Neil Stewart, Kevin Karpik
Neuropathic Arthropathy or Charcot joint is a progressive, destructive arthritis that is associated with an underlying neurological disorder. We present a case of a 30 year-old male who, three years prior, had ruptured his right distal biceps tendon with subsequent development of a deep infection. At representation, the patient's clinical picture was consistent with the re-emergence of a deep elbow infection. Laboratory testing found no evidence of infection. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the patient's spine revealed a syringomyelia and a NA was diagnosed...
October 14, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
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
James Richman, Adam Cota, Steven Weinfeld
BACKGROUND: Surgical strategies to address deformities of the ankle and hindfoot in patients with Charcot arthropathy include the use of retrograde intramedullary nails and ring fixators. The literature has not shown superiority of one technique over the other. This study presents a single surgeon's case series of Charcot arthropathy patients treated with either a ring fixator or retrograde intramedullary nail to achieve tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 27 consecutive patients with Charcot arthropathy who underwent a tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis using either a retrograde intramedullary (IM) nail (n = 16 patients) or a ring fixator (RF) (n = 11 patients) by a single surgeon...
October 2, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Patrick Goetti, Nicolas Gallusser, Olivier Borens
Diabetic osteoarthropathy is a rare cause of neuropathic joint disease of the knee; bilateral involvement is even more exceptional. Diagnosis is often made late due to its unspecific symptoms and appropriate surgical management still needs to be defined, due to lack of evidence because of the disease's low incidence. We report the case of a forty-year-old woman with history of diabetes type I who developed bilateral destructive Charcot knee arthropathy. Bilateral total knee arthroplasty was performed in order to achieve maximal functional outcome...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
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
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
Alan H Daniels, J Mason DePasse, Adam E M Eltorai, Mark A Palumbo
Iliac fixation is indicated to provide spinopelvic stabilization in select cases of long segment thoracolumbar spine fusion, spinal osteotomy/realignment, trauma, and instability caused by tumor or infection. Traditional iliac fixation with iliac screws or S2 alar/iliac (S2AI) screws may provide inadequate fixation in select clinical scenarios, such as severely compromised bone quality or spinopelvic dissociation. The purpose of this article is to describe the perpendicular iliac screw technique with ipsilateral iliac crest screw plus S2AI fixation...
August 1, 2016: Orthopedics
Ufuk Aydinli, Nilesh Kumar Mohan, Kursat Kara
BACKGROUND: Charcot spine arthropathy (posttraumatic neuroarthropathy of the spine) has been reported to be a very late and rare complication of spinal cord injury. Charcot of the cervicothoracic and upper thoracic region rarely is reported in the literature. Charcot spinal arthropathy is a cause of progressive deformity and may present as late as 30 years after the original spinal cord injury. This is more common in paraplegic patients who are actively ambulating. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 56-year-old patient with complete paraplegia for approximately 20 years after spinal cord injury presented with severe kyphous deformity and instability of thoracolumbar spine...
October 2016: World Neurosurgery
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
Kaj Klaue, H Zwipp, T Mittlmeier, N Espinosa
Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis has recently become more popular as a form of reconstructive surgery. The precise anatomical orientation and the functional extrinsic musculature of the hindfoot are essential for a satisfactory result. Fixation of the arthrodesis is a mechanical problem. Straight and angulated nails are not anatomically or mechanically ideal. A circular arc nail can fix the tibia, the talus and the calcaneus in anatomical alignment. This is a pure "bone nail", in contrast to the "intramedullary nail," which is driven through an existing opening in long bones...
October 2016: Der Unfallchirurg
Victoria H Wilkinson, Emma L Rowbotham, Andrew J Grainger
The foot and ankle are commonly involved in a range of arthritides that affect the joints, bones, and soft tissues. Accurate plain film interpretation can often aid the diagnosis and monitor disease progression and treatment response. Ultrasound and MRI afford superior depiction of the soft tissues, and advances over recent years have centered on early detection of synovitis, enabling earlier diagnosis and treatment. Advantages and disadvantages of the imaging techniques of radiography, multidetector computed tomography, ultrasound, and MRI are discussed, as is optimization of these modalities for the assessment of the anatomically complex joints of the foot and ankle...
April 2016: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
L Ouhadi, M Gaudreault, S Mottard, Ph Gillet
Charcot arthropathy is a progressive, chronic and degenerative destruction of one or several joints caused by a central or peripheral neurological disorder. Approximately 25 % of the patients with syringomyelia develop this arthropathy located in the upper limb in 80 % of the cases. An early etiological diagnosis is essential to begin the treatment of the underlying neurological disorder. Afterwards, a conservative treatment of the arthropathy is preferred. We report the story of a patient with an arthropathy of the left shoulder due to Arnold-Chiari's malformation of type I with syringomyelia...
February 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
Aishah Ahmad Fauzi, Tze Yang Chung, Lydia Abdul Latif
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to determine the risk factors of diabetic Charcot arthropathy of the foot among diabetic patients with and without foot problems. METHODS: This was a case-control study involving diabetic patients attending the Diabetic Foot Care and Wound Management Clinic at University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from June 2010 to June 2011. Data on sociodemographic profiles, foot factors and diabetes characteristics was collected and analysed...
April 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
Luke N Ledbetter, Karen L Salzman, R Kent Sanders, Lubdha M Shah
Spinal neuroarthropathy (SNA), or Charcot spine, is a progressive destructive arthropathy occurring after loss of neuroprotective sensation and proprioceptive reflexes. Clinical diagnosis is difficult because of the variable length to presentation after initial neurologic damage and the limited symptoms given preexisting neurologic deficits. SNA is also a diagnostic challenge because its imaging features are similar to those of spinal conditions such as discitis-osteomyelitis, osseous tuberculosis, hemodialysis-related spondyloarthropathy, and pseudarthrosis...
May 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Kathryn M O'Connor, Jeffrey E Johnson, Jeremy James McCormick, Sandra E Klein
BACKGROUND: Arthrodesis is a common operative procedure used to manage arthritis and deformity in the foot and ankle. Nonunion is a possible and undesirable outcome in any arthrodesis surgery. Rates of nonunion in the foot and ankle literature range from 0% to 47% depending on the patient population and joint involved. Multiple factors can contribute to developing a nonunion including location, fixation method, tobacco use, diabetes, infection, and others. METHODS: The case logs of 3 foot and ankle surgeons were reviewed from January 2007 to September 2014 to identify nonunion arthrodesis revision cases...
August 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Dinesh Kadam
Background Plantar, neuropathic, or trophic ulcers are often found in patients with decreased sensation in the foot. These ulcers can be complicated by infection, deformity, and increased patient morbidity. Excision results in wider defects and local tissues are often insufficient for reconstruction Methods Total 26 free flaps were used in 25 patients to reconstruct plantar ulcers between years 2007 and 2013. The etiology included diabetic neuropathy (n = 13), leprosy (n = 3), spinal/peripheral nerve injury (n = 7), spina bifida (n = 1), and peripheral neuropathy (n = 1)...
June 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
C Rory Goodwin, A Karim Ahmed, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, Rory J Petteys, Daniel M Sciubba
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August 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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