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Charcot Arthropathy

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Charcot Foot is a form of arthritis that often develops suddenly and without pain. Without any warning, the bones in the foot and/or ankle spontaneously fracture and fragment, often causing a severe deformity. The arch of the foot often collapses, and pressure areas develop on the bottom of the foot, leading to open sores or ulcers.
The average age of patients developing a Charcot Foot is 40 years. About one-third of patients develop a Charcot Foot in both feet and/or ankles.
Charcot Foot

Treatments for Charcot Arthropathy

  • Although nonsurgical treatments, such as elevation, icing, casts, and braces, can help alleviate pain and resolve open sores or ulcers, many of these deformities may require surgery to correct the fracture or remove bone fragments. 

This usually occurs in cases characterized by:Chronic deformity with increased plantar pressures and risk of ulcers.

  • Chronic deformity with significant instability that cannot be corrected by braces.
  • Significant deformity that may include ulcers that do not heal or respond to therapy.

Idaho Foot & Ankle Center

IDAHO FALLS OFFICE
1540 Elk Creek Dr. Idaho Falls, ID 83404
P: 208.529.8393
F: 208.529.8398

Hours:
MON 8AM-5PM | TUES 7AM-3PM
WED-THURS 8AM-5PM | FRI 8AM-12PM

REXBURG OFFICE
393 E 2nd N
Rexburg, ID 83440
P: 208.356-9466

Hours:
TUES-THURS 8AM-4PM

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