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Charcot's - the perils of procrastination

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by admin, Dec 1, 2005.

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    The perils of procrastination: effects of early vs. delayed detection and treatment of incipient Charcot fracture
    E. Chantelau
    Diabetic Medicine
    Volume 22 Issue 12 Page 1707 - December 2005

     
  2. dbelyea

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    Acute Charcot's

    Great example of how important the diagnosis of acute Charcot’s is! I have always found it hard to translate to people, health professionals and patients, the seriousness of this condition. My experience has shown that Rx in the more acute phases of this process has far better outcomes with respect to foot deformity.
    The area, which has also been a dilemma for myself, is how long should acute Charcot pts be Rx with TCC. As this is a common question by pts I often tell them until the swelling and temperature return to the bilateral foot state and there is no evidence of osseous destruction. However I have had pts who’s foot temperature has never seemed to return to the same as the bilateral foot. Has the pathological process stopped and there is an increase in dermal temperature due to an increase in vasodilation and AV shunting!
    Well any comments would be much appreciated.

    David
     
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