The Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker, or CROW, is a stable boot designed to accommodate and support a foot with Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN). The CROW consists of a fully enclosed ankle/foot orthotic with a rocker-bottom sole. It is a common treatment used after acute CN has calmed down.
Patients with acute CN can begin using the CROW after the swelling has receded. This can take months. Patients with mild to moderate CN deformities will benefit most from the CROW. Patients with severe CN deformities or extreme foot/ankle instability may need surgery instead of using the CROW.
Fortunately, the CROW is adaptable to daily life. Because of the clamshell design, the patient can easily remove the boot in order to keep the foot clean and sleep better. In addition, its fitted shape and good support allow people to return to walking, standing and driving more normally.
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