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Acta ortopédica mexicana

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CALDINO-LOZADA, I; ROJAS-OSORIO, D  y  ESPERON-HERNANDEZ, R. Treatment for Charcot arthropathy. Five-year follow-up. Acta ortop. mex [online]. 2017, vol.31, n.2, pp.67-74. ISSN 2306-4102.


Charcot arthropathy is a deformity which alters foot biomechanics and generate bichemical reactions that affect articular joints and bone. The natural history shown us a prevalence on 1% and is classified by Eichenholtz and Simmons modification in four stages; Sanders describe its location in 5 specific areas.

Material and methods:

Our goal was to evaluate the specific method of treatment depending in the different stages of the deformity according to the literature review and to our proposed algoritm.


A succesful treatment were based on alignment, bone healing and independent gait with regular shoes occurred in 85 % of our population. 15% were considered failures because of lack of consolidation, malalignment or use of gait aids and reactivation of the disease.


There were no differences in the treatment regardless of the phase of the disease; it is more important the individualized treatment.

Palabras llave : Charcot; foot; treatment; surgery; results.

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