Molly S. Judge DPM, FACFAS
While statistics are most well defined in the diabetic patient with Charcot joint patients with immunoglobulin dysfunction, end-stage renal disease, chronic alcohol abuse, among others, can be afflicted by this debilitating destructive process of bone and joint. The prevalence of neuropathy in patients with diabetes is reportedly 7 times higher than in patients without diabetes.
The common denominator among those with Charcot's joint is autonomic dysfunction with diabetes being the most likely culprit for that condition.
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