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« on: January 09, 2017, 03:39:44 PM »

I wanted to ask if anyone here has been diagnosed with  Charcot Arthropathy?
 
I received the diagnosis on 12/15/16.  I also found out I had a 2 week old (per X-rays) hair line fracture in my right foot. The same foot as the Charcot's joint.  I was noted to have stage 1.

•Stage 1 (acute, development-fragmentation): marked redness, swelling, warmth; early radiographs show soft tissue swelling, and bony fragmentation and joint dislocation may be noted several weeks after onset

I was put in a removable cast and told that I had to protect my right foot from further damage.  This is a progressive condition that can cause deformity and even more difficulty walking.  Non-Surgical: Non-operative treatment includes a protective splint, walking brace, orthosis or cast. Early weightbearing is allowed in stage 1 by 41 percent of specialists and in stage which my doctor approved.  The healing can take over 8 weeks. The doctors do not want to reach a need for surgery based on my history.  I am suppose to limit weight baring activity and go in every 3 weeks for xray studies. 

I have continued reading up on the condition and now realize my scoliosis, kyphosis and contracture's in my hands are all related to the Arthropathy.

I have my hearing coming up and what I have found is Arthropathy is a rare complication of type 1 diabetes.  I am curious if anyone else here has this condition and had their disability approved?


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Name: Dee I
Location: Burlington NC / Wesley Chapel FL (dual residency)
Age at Application: 40
Disability: Juvenal diabetes, scoliosis, chronic pain, kyphosis, spondolosis, tremors, muscle weaklness, anemia, contracture in hands feet, Hammer toe, acquired deformity ankle after surgery to remove necrotic tissue, peripheral neuropathy, h/o MRSA, recurrent cellulitis, ADHD, Depression, effective mood disorder, PTSD, anxiety, sever insomnia, charcot's arthopathy, pathological fractures in feet,
Date Applied: April 20, 14
First Approval/Denial Date: Initial denial 11/1/201 Hired a local attorney 12/6/14
Reconsideration Approval/Denial Date: Denied June 6, 2015 only a 1/3 of medical obtained.
Date OTR requested: My first OTR request Sept 2015 denied and second OTR request in Sept 2016 after vision deminised to 140/20 L & 120/20 denied
Date OTR Approved/Sent to Hearing: very senator & congressman in my district. Senator Tom Tillis of NC office requestedDire Need status and it was excepted
Date Sent to VSU: NO
Date VSU Approved/Sent to Hearing: NO
Date Hearing Notice Received: Dire need status granted 10/28//16 hearing Feb 6, 2016
Hearing Date: February 6, 17 judge has 87% approval so keeping my fingers crossed.
ALJ Approval/Denial Date: Medical Decison Made 4/10/17 ( 60 days post hearing was 4/8/17) awaiting award/denial letter and hoping to get befor my Bday!!
Date Award Letter Received: NA
Date Back Pay Received: NA
Date Dependent Benefits Received: No
Additional Info: My diabetes was stable until my auto accident that caused 3 puncture wounds that took 8 months to heal. I had surgery, 6 weeks of home IV therapy and 5 months of wound care and hyperbaric treatments.
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