Exploring the Role of Plantar Pressure in Charcot Neuro-Osteoarthropathy


Exploring the Role of Plantar Pressure in Charcot Neuro-Osteoarthropathy

Victoria MilbournTheater

Charcot neuro osteoarthropathy (CNO), although rare, is one of the most severe and debilitating complications of diabetes. Over time CNO can lead to gross deformity, increased plantar pressures and a high of risk of ulceration.
The impact of biomechanical forces on the extent of bone and joint destruction in the natural history of CNO is not fully known and we do not know if baseline plantar pressures can be used as a predictor for whether these changes will take place.
Therefore our study aims to investigate the correlation between barefoot plantar pressures and remission time in active Charcot foot patients, and the relationship between plantar pressure changes and foot deformity. With a retrospective cohort analysis of individuals with diabetes mellitus and Charcot neuro-osteoarthropathy, we aim to unveil the impact of biomechanical forces on bone and joint destruction.

MVictoria is a diabetes specialist podiatrist from the UK with extensive experience in multidisciplinary foot services and a specialist interest in Charcot neuro-osteoarthropathy. She is currently a PhD candidate at Amsterdam UMC as part of the exciting international DIALECT research program. Victoria’s specific project is focused on biomechanical factors in Charcot neuro-osteoarthropathy and deformity.
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