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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 9301496, 8 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9301496
Case Report

Diabetic Neuropathic Arthropathy of the Knee: Two Case Reports and a Review of the Literature

1Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS, UK
2Diabetic Foot Clinic, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS, UK

Correspondence should be addressed to Amit Patel

Received 4 August 2017; Revised 30 October 2017; Accepted 4 December 2017; Published 23 January 2018

Academic Editor: Werner Kolb

Copyright © 2018 Amit Patel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Diabetic neuroarthropathy of the knee or Charcot knee (CK) is a lesser-known complication of diabetes mellitus, with a limited number of case reports and small case series published in the literature. The majority of these reports describe the complexities and challenges that arise in these patients undergoing knee arthroplasty procedures. We present two cases of CK, including a rare case of concurrent bilateral disease, and also a review of the current literature.