Charcot's joints Neuropathic osteoarthropathy

Charcot's jointsCharcot's joints
  • Facts:
    Complication of neuropathy and repeated joint trauma

    Progressive degeneration of a weight bearing joint, a process marked by bony destruction, bone resorption, and eventual deformity
  • History / PE:
    Decreased pain, proprioception, and temperature perception
  • Treatment:
    Treat underlying disease
    Mechanical devices (eg. special shoes)
    Decrease further trauma
  • Associated With:
    Diabetes mellitus
    Perpheral nerve damage
    Spinal cord injury
    Vitamin B12 deficiency
    Tabes dorsalis

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July 29th 2010