A reduction in bone mineral density is know to be a problem in those with Charcot’s neuroarthropathy. A reccent study by Christensen et al (Bone mineral density in diabetes mellitus patients with and without a Charcot foot) investigated 49 people with diabetes, of which 24 had a charcot’s foot. They compared bone mineral desnity at the calcaneus, hip and spine. Differences were found in the calcanues between the charcot’s group and teh cpntrol group, but no differences at the hip and spine. This suggest that the reduction in bone mineral density seen in charoct’s foot is a local phenomenon rather than a general problem.
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