Hot Swollen Foot in a Man With Diabetes: Image IQ

May 22, 2014

Acute stage Charcot foot is seen in a 55-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus. He has a history of peripheral neuroarthropathy with a 1-week history of a hot, swollen right foot. A radiograph of the foot revealed acute stage Charcot neuroarthropathy.

Acute stage Charcot foot is seen in a 55-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus. He has a history of peripheral neuroarthropathy with a 1-week history of a hot, swollen right foot. A radiograph of the foot revealed acute stage Charcot neuroarthropathy.

Which of the following statements about Charcot foot is/are true?