Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 11

Charcot Foot Arthropathy Secondary to Holocord Syringomyelia in a Skeletally Immature Patient - A Case Report

Salar Sobhi1,2*, Sheldon Moniz2, Jordan Korol2 and Richard Carey-Smith2*

1Department of Medicine, Fiona Stanley Hospital, 11 Robin Warren Dr, Murdoch, WA, Australia
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Perth Children’s Hospital, 15 Hospital Ave, Nedlands, WA, Australia

*Corresponding Author: Salar Sobhi, Department of Medicine, Fiona Stanley Hospital, 11 Robin Warren Dr, Murdoch, WA, Australia.

Received: August 29, 2022; Published: October 17, 2022


Charcot arthropathy, is progressive and destructive process of articular surfaces secondary to impaired nociception and proprioception of the involved joint, commonly seen in adults a long-standing history of diabetes mellitus. We report a case of a 4-year-old girl who presented to the Emergency Department complaining of right heel pain and antalgic gait. Physical examination was unremarkable, but an MRI of the right foot revealed a lytic and destructive process of the right calcaneus with associated fluid tracking. Given the absence of any biochemical evidence to favour infection, a full-body MRI subsequently revealed an Arnold-Chiari type I malformation with extensive holocord syringomyelia of the cervical and thoracic spine.

Keywords: Charcot Arthropathy; Holocord Syringomyelia; Diagnosis


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Citation: Salar Sobhi., et al. “Charcot Foot Arthropathy Secondary to Holocord Syringomyelia in a Skeletally Immature Patient - A Case Report". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.11 (2022): 102-106.


Copyright: © 2022 Salar Sobhi., et al.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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