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Table 5 Dermal temperatures

From: Duration of total contact casting for resolution of acute Charcot foot: a retrospective cohort study

Site Anatomical location Average temperature differential at acute Charcot diagnosis
(°C)a
Average temperature differential at acute Charcot resolution
(°C)a
Diagnosis minus resolution for average temperature differential
(°C)b
1 Plantar 1st metatarsal head 2.5 (2.2) 1.3 (1.6) 1.2
2 Plantar 3rd metatarsal head 2.8 (2.0) 1.4 (2.2) 1.4
3 Plantar 5th metatarsal head 2.6 (2.2) 1.2 (1.8) 1.4
4 Plantar aspect of the base of the 5th metatarsal (styloid process) 2.4 (1.3) 1.1 (1.3) 1.3
5 Dorsal aspect of the base of the 3rd metatarsal 2.9 (2.2) 1.4 (1.5) 1.5
6 Medial aspect of the base of the 1st metatarsal 3.0 (2.1) 1.5 (1.8) 1.5
7 Medial aspect of the navicular 3.0 (1.7) 1.3 (1.3) 1.7
8 Plantar medial tubercle of the calcaneus 1.6 (1.4) 0.7 (1.1) 0.9
9 Medial malleolus 2.6 (1.7) 1.1 (1.3) 1.5
10 Lateral malleolus 2.9 (1.5) 1.7 (1.3) 1.2
  1. Data are mean (SD), unless otherwise specified
  2. SD, standard deviation
  3. aAverage temperature differential between the Charcot foot and the contralateral foot at specific anatomical sites
  4. bAverage temperature differential at diagnosis minus the average temperature differential at resolution (i.e. average temperature reduction from acute Charcot diagnosis to resolution)