Background One of the most devastating complications of diabetes is Charcot osteoarthropathy.
It can lead to gross structural deformities of the foot and ankle, and subsequent skin
ulceration and lower limb amputation from soft tissue or bony infection. However, it is
often unrecognised, with deleterious consequences.
Objective This article describes the case of a man with type 1 diabetes who presented with Charcot
osteoarthropathy of both feet, with a 3 month delay in diagnosis between the two
Discussion Treatment, patient comorbidities and risk management were similar for both feet, with
a marked difference in outcome, demonstrating the importance of the timely diagnosis
of Charcot osteoarthropathy.
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