Alcohol-induced Neuroarthropathy in the Foot: A Case Series and Review of Literature

Naohiro Shibuya, Javier La Fontaine, Stephen J. Frania

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Charcot arthropathy, also known as neuroarthropathy, is most commonly associated with diabetes mellitus, despite a variety of other etiologies. A limited number of case reports have been published on neuroarthropathies caused by other forms of neuropathy, including alcoholic peripheral neuropathy. We report 4 cases of neuroarthropathy associated with chronic alcoholism in nondiabetic individuals. Conservative management similar to that afforded diabetic patients was successfully employed in these cases. A review of the clinical presentation and the pathology of alcoholic neuropathy is included in this report. ACFAS Level of Clinical Evidence: 4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-124
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2008


  • Charcot foot
  • Charcot neuroarthropathy
  • alcoholic peripheral neuropathy
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • foot ulcer
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • rockerbottom foot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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