Volume 1 | Issue 1 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/Orthopaedics.1.002
Rearfoot and Ankle Reconstruction for Charcot Joint Disease: A Review
- 1Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Orthopedics, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Gabriel Santamarina, email@example.com
Received Date: May 06, 2020
Accepted Date: May 20, 2020
Santamarina G. Rearfoot and Ankle Reconstruction for Charcot Joint Disease: A Review. Arch Orthop. 2020; 1(1): 5-10.
Copyright: © 2020 Santamarina G. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Charcot joint disease refers to the structural breakdown of the joints in the presence of neuropathy . It has multiple pseudonyms but one of the most descriptive names of this condition is “Diabetic Neuroarthropathy.” The first cases studied by Jean-Marie Charcot however were not due to diabetic peripheral neuropathy but syphilis-related peripheral neuropathy.