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Table 2 Staging of radiographic changes in the Charcot arthropathy foot as described by Sella and Barrette (1999) [18] based on weight-bearing radiographic examinations of the diseased foot and inflammation/bone edema on MRI. Numbers in table are number of patients

From: IL-17 cytokines in bone healing of diabetic Charcot arthropathy patients: a prospective 2 year follow-up study

Radiographs Inclusion 1 W 6 M 12 M 18 M 24 M
Stage 0 4 3 0 0 0 0
Stage 1 3 3 2 0 0 0
Stage 2 9 9 9 6 4 0
Stage 3 10 10 10 5 5 0
Stage 4 0 1 5 15 17 25
MRI Inclusion 1 W 6 M 12 M 18 M 24 M
Soft tissue edema 22 22 18 14 7 0
Bone marrow edema 18 18 15 13 5 0