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Charcot arthropathy. Coloured magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the foot of a 33-year-old patient with Charcot arthropathy, showing multiple diffuse bone disorders and joint conditions (arthropathies), including a collapsed arch. Charcot arthropathy is a progressive musculoskeletal condition that results in progressive destruction of bone and soft tissue of the weight-bearing joints, most commonly in the foot and ankle. It is most commonly due to diabetes.
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