Thursday, February 25, 2016
Charcot Foot Can Cause Disability and Amputation In Diabetics
Charcot foot can occur in the one-third of diabetes patients who lose feeling in their feet and other lower extremities, a condition called peripheral neuropathy.
A debilitating condition called Charcot foot is often missed among the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes, doctors say.
The condition is highly treatable, but if left alone it can lead to permanent deformity, disability, surgery and even amputation, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).
Read more about how foot conditions in diabetics are often missed