Charcot Foot Syndrome (or neuropathic arthropathy) In 1868 Jean Marie Charcot, a French physician, named this bone and joint disease.
Charcot neuroarthropathy is a degenerative condition that affects the foot joints and is most often associated with diabetes.
Definition: A weakening and softening of the bones due to
extensive nerve damage. Depending on the severity, the
weakened bones can lead to disability, immobility, and
amputation. Charcot foot syndrome is very serious,
sometimes hard to detect, and most often occurs in patients with diabetes mellitus. Because diabetes mellitus involves elevated blood sugar levels, monitoring and controlling blood sugar levels is vital to prevention.