A Bibliometric Study on Charcot Foot Deformity


Üzümcügil A. O., Alkan S., Kurt M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LOWER EXTREMITY WOUNDS, vol.0, no.0, 2023 (SCI-Expanded)

Abstract

In this study, we investigated the literature's publication trends related to the Charcot foot deformity. Using bibliometric analysis to examine the data of origin, this analysis was carried out by conducting an electronic search of the Web of Science database for research articles between 1970 and March 2023. We used the following search term in the search bar: TI = (Charcot foot OR Charcot foot deformity OR Charcot's foot OR Charcot Osteopathic Arthropathy) with English language and article-format filtering for documents. The bibliometric analysis was carried out using R's "Bibliometrix" package program. A total of 437 articles were found in the electronic search. A total number of 1513 authors from around the world contributed to the Charcot foot literature, with the most articles published (42.1%) originating in the United States. The United States had the highest proportion of citations (3332 citations). The highest number of articles (n = 245) on Charcot foot deformity was in the last decade. 2021 was the year with the most articles (n = 34). The authors from the United States and the United Kingdom had the highest number of international collaborations. The study offers researchers a current overview of essential data and may help direct future research by summarizing the main points and research trends on the topic of Charcot foot deformity.