Charcot foot


Charcot foot develops in patients who have reduced sensation in their feet secondary to peripheral neuropathy. 

Downward collapse of the tarsal bones leads to convexity of the sole and is referred to as a “rocker foot”. Large osteophytes may protrude from the top of the foot.

Neuropathic arthropathy is either atrophic or hypertrophic.The atrophic form is usually localized to the forefoot and causes osteolysis of the distal metatarsals while the hypertrophic type usually occurs at the midfoot, hindfoot or ankle.