Diabetic neuroosteoarthropathy: the modern approaches for diagnosis and immobilization period determination (review)

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Diabetic neuroosteoarthropathy is complication of diabetes associated with high rates of amputations and mortality. The development of diagnostic methods may identify diabetic neuroosteoarthropathy at early X-ray negative stage before the development of radiographic changes. Treatment at this stage can prevent the development of progressive bone and joint deterioration. However, there is no unified approach to diagnose of X-ray negative stage. The timing of immobilization of the affected limb is still controversial among experts, and where is no objective methods for determining the completion of the acute stage of diabetic neuroosteoarthropathy. This review focuses on the current state of knowledge about the diagnosis, classification and criteria for completion of the active phase of diabetic neuroosteoarthropathy.

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Y A Kaminarskaya

Endocrinology Research Centre, Moscow, Russian Federation

Email: osipovaulia@gmail.com ru


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