Diabetes: How common is Charcot foot?

A new estimate is based on the largest study of the condition to date
Clare Pain
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Charcot foot. Photo: Alamy

Danish researchers have determined the incidence and prevalence of the rare but serious diabetes complication, Charcot foot, in a nationwide study.

In the analysis of nearly 310,000 people with type 1, type 2 or other diabetes who had contact with a hospital between 1995 and 2008, they found 1722 also had a diagnosis of Charcot foot.