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Table 6 Surgical procedures performed for wound healing in 79 ft of patients with unilateral CN compared to 22 ft of 11 patients with bilateral CN

From: Outcome after protected full weightbearing treatment in an orthopedic device in diabetic neuropathic arthropathy (Charcot arthropathy): a comparison of unilaterally and bilaterally affected patients

Procedure Unilateral CN (n = 79) Bilateral CN (n = 22)
Wound debridement for superficial ulceration 33 (42%) 14 (64%)
Deep surgical wound treatment (i.e., removal of sequestrum and wound lavage) 8 (10%) 5 (23%)
Exostosectomy of osseous prominence 3 (4%) 1 (5%)
Amputation 3 toe 4 toe
1 forefoot (Lisfranc)  
2 below the knee  
Total: 6 (8%) Total: 4 (18%)