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Best hospitals and doctors for charcot foot treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Charcot foot diagnosis
 from  1255
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
 from  12630
Orthopedic rehabilitation
 from  478.57

Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Kassel

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of orthopedic diseases! The clinic is a specialized medical facility, which provides top-class diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The cl
Charcot foot diagnosis
1652
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
20352

Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services. Thanks to the highly qualified medical staff, the state-of-the-art medical technology and a special well-being ambience, the Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation in both national and international ar
Charcot foot diagnosis
1505 help1411
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

The Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa is the largest and the most progressive hospital in Northern Israel. The medical center was founded in 1938 and nowadays is proud of its long history, rich and successful experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical fields. The hospital serves more than 2 million local
Charcot foot diagnosis
1970 help1790
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
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Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Orthopedics

The Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi is a modern medical facility, which is distinguished by extremely high quality and standards of medical service. The hospital is located in the heart of New Delhi, in the capital of India. During its design and construction, the most advanced medical technologies from around the wor
Charcot foot diagnosis
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Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
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University Hospital Ulm

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Charcot foot diagnosis
1749
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
21950

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
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Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
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University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Charcot foot diagnosis
1648
Charcot foot diagnosis
1648
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
20228

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department for Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Charcot foot diagnosis
1983
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
26647

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Charcot foot diagnosis
1800
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
22763

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Charcot foot diagnosis
1738
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
21952

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Charcot foot diagnosis
1795
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
22810

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Charcot foot diagnosis
1794
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
23210

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Charcot foot diagnosis
1594
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
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University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Charcot foot diagnosis
1813
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
23264

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Charcot foot diagnosis
1795
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
23066

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Charcot foot diagnosis
1651
Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
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About the disease

Charcot foot is a condition that causes deformity in the foot or ankle. It primarily develops as a result of nerve damage such as foot traumas and injuries, long-term weight-lifting and continuous wearing of uncomfortable high-heels, resulting in dislocation or sprain.

High-heels can cause or exacerbate the symptoms of charcot foot, as they unnaturally shift the wearer’s weight onto one part of the foot, which then puts pressure on the ankle. Charcot foot often follows neuropathy, or nerve damage, and is characterized by painful sensations or loss of sensation altogether. Such loss of feeling can occur after a serious sprain or fracture, or after bone dislocation. Someone with Charcot foot will notice that their foot or feet are unusually red and their ankles feel hot and swollen. These symptoms can develop several days or weeks after the trauma has taken place. If not treated in time, charcot foot can result in a deformity of the foot or ankle, which is why it is so important to treat it as soon as possible. Moreover, charcot foot can also create instability of the ankle in future, which is another major complication of this condition.

People who are more susceptible to traumas and dislocations in the foot region must always be aware of the danger of even the slightest dislocations. People who are in the risk group include diabetic patients, patients who suffer from such infections as syphilis and poliomyelitis and people with an addiction to alcohol. People who suffer from neuropathy should also be extra cautious.

Symptoms

  • Loss of sensation in the foot or ankle
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Unusual warmth in the foot
  • Deformation of the foot anatomy

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will examine the patient’s foot for any signs of deformity, to determine whether there are any changes in tissue or bone structure. People with neuropathy of the lower extremities should have regular check-ups on their feet.
  • A radiograph and other imaging tests are repeatedly performed, to examine the bones and tissue in the foot. Since this disease progresses gradually, it may take several weeks to know for sure whether the patient does indeed have charcot foot.
  • An X-ray can also establish whether the patient’s foot and ankle bones have been affected by this disease.

Treatment

  • During the first stages, the patient may undergo conservative treatment, including wearing a protective splint that secures the ankle and foot in the right position and prevents the development of any deformities. Special footwear, and in some cases bracing, may also be recommended.
  • Surgery may be required to repair the bones and tissue of the foot or ankle, by open reduction. If deformity has already developed, the surgeon can also correct the deformity by fusion. If there is any danger of an ulcer developing in the future, the bony prominence is resected as well. 



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