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The Charcot Foot in Diabetes: Six Key Points - American Family Physician

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The Charcot Foot in Diabetes: Six Key Points - American Family Physician

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The Charcot foot commonly goes unrecognized, particularly in the acute phase, until severe complications occur. Early recognition and diagnosis, immediate immobilization and a lifelong program of preventive care can minimize the morbidity associated with this potentially devastating complication of diabetic neuropathy. If unrecognized or improperly managed, the Charcot foot can have disastrous consequences, including amputation.

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