How are feet complications of diabetic neuropathy treated?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The feet of patients with DM often become insensate and are highly susceptible not only to ulcers but also to the Charcot foot (ie, a foot that loses its structure secondary to trauma and acute arthropathy) from frequent and multiple traumas. Charcot foot, which occurs not only in diabetic peripheral neuropathy but in other types of severe neuropathy as well, can be treated with bracing or special boots. In some cases, surgery is used to correct the deformity. [95, 96]

For more information, see Perioperative Management of the Diabetic Patient.

For more information, see Diabetic Foot.

For more information, see Diabetic Foot Infections.


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