Charcot joint

Charcot joint

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Charcot joint

Neuropathic arthropathy (or neuropathic osteoarthropathy), also known as Charcot joint (often "Charcot foot"), refers to progressive degeneration of a weight bearing joint, a process marked by bony destruction, bone resorption, and eventual deformity. Onset is usually insidious.

If this pathological process continues unchecked, it can result in joint deformity, ulceration and/or superinfection, loss of function, and in the worst-case scenario, amputation or death. Early identification of joint changes is the best way to limit morbidity.


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Advanced information: medscape charcot arthropathy radiopedia charcot joints patient charcot joints charcot foot: the diagnostic dilemma todd c. Sommer, d.o., d.p.m., prevea health system, green bay, wisconsin.,thomas h. Lee, m.d., ohio state university college of medicine, columbus, ohio am fam physician. 2001 nov 1;64(9):1591-1598. the charcot foot in diabetes: six key points gregory m. Caputo, m.d., jan ulbrecht, m.d., peter r. Cavanagh, ph.d., and paul juliano, m.d., milton s. Hershey medical center and pennsylvania state university, hershey, pennsylvania am fam physician. 1998 jun 1;57(11):2705-2710. ortho bullets diabetic foot charcot neuropathy med bullets neuropathic (charcot) joint radiology assistant diabetic foot - mri examination learning radiology charcot joints family practise note book charcot joints charcot foot — an update healthy communities charcot foot pathology outlines charcot joints



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Panagariya a, sharma ak. Bilateral charcot arthropathy of shoulder secondary to syringomyelia: an unusual case report. Ann indian acad neurol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2016 nov 28];15:202-4. Available from: cuneyd gunay, ebru atalar, and baybars ataoglu, “an unusual presentation of charcot arthropathy caused by syringomyelia mimicking a soft tissue tumor,” case reports in orthopedics, vol. 2014, article id 760861, 4 pages, 2014. Doi:10.1155/2014/760861

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