Etiology, Epidemiology, and Outcomes of Managing Charcot Arthropathy

Foot Ankle Clin. 2022 Sep;27(3):583-594. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2022.03.002. Epub 2022 Aug 10.


Surgical intervention for Charcot arthropathy is becoming more common; this is driven by an increased prevalence, better understanding of the cause, identifying patient risk factors that influence outcomes, and how to best optimize these. This article aims to summarize the cause of Charcot, look at the factors that influence the outcomes, and the financial cost of managing what is a very challenging condition.

Keywords: Charcot; Epidemiology; Etiology; Neuroarthropathy; Outcomes; Reconstruction.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthropathy, Neurogenic* / diagnosis
  • Arthropathy, Neurogenic* / epidemiology
  • Arthropathy, Neurogenic* / etiology
  • Humans