A degenerative disease that leads to a breakdown of tissues in the nervous system. Also known as Charcot foot and ankle, is a syndrome in patients who have neuropathy / loss of sensation. This phenomena can lead to fractures and dislocations of multiple bones and joints, most commonly throughout the midfoot, that occur with minimal or no known trauma. this phenomena is best treated early and aggressively.
Also known as osteochondritis. This occurs when there is a defect in blood supply to the bone from compression of the foot arch, leading to central bone death. This abnormality is seen in the Navicular bone.