neuropathic joint

neu·ro·path·ic joint

destructive joint disease caused by diminished proprioceptive sensation, with gradual destruction of the joint by repeated subliminal injury, commonly associated with tabes dorsalis, diabetic neuropathy, or syringomyelia.

neuropathic joint

Neuropathic arthropathy Rheumatology The mechanical failure of a joint due to impaired sensory input; NA is a destructive and productive arthropathy with a loss of pain and nociceptive sensation that may be due to the cumulative effect of trauma and joint laxity Radiology Joint effusion, fragmentation of the articular surface and eburnation of bony surfaces, eventually complete joint disorganization Etiology DM, syringomyelia, tabes dorsalis; rarely, congenital indifference to pain, amyloidosis, meningomyelocele and other 'exotica'

neu·ro·path·ic joint

(nūr'ō-path'ik joynt)
Joint disease caused by diminished proprioceptive sensation, with gradual destruction of the joint by repeated subliminal injury, commonly associated with tabes dorsalis or diabetic neuropathy.
Synonym(s): Charcot joint, neuropathic arthropathy.

neu·ro·path·ic joint

(nūr'ō-path'ik joynt)
Joint disease caused by diminished proprioceptive sensation, with gradual destruction of the joint by repeated subliminal injury.
Synonym(s): Charcot joint.
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6) Because the increased uptake indicates the rate of new bone formation, the technique is less useful in the presence of fractures, in orthopaedic hardware, or in a neuropathic joint.
7) Mid- and/or hind-foot complications in diabetics are usually due to a neuropathic joint or a Charcot's joint.
Other new information relates to chondroblastoma, osteoblastoma, and parosteal osteosarcoma, and the section on neoplasm simulators has been expanded to include conditions like neuropathic joint that may present as a neoplasm.
A common clinical question is the differentiation between osteomyelitis and a neuropathic joint.
Two weeks later, the left lower extremity erythema had resolved, and the total contact cast was continued for presumed neuropathic joint with bimonthly evaluations.
Initially described in patients with tabes dorsalis, 92% of today's neuropathic joints are related to lower extremity diabetic neuropathy.
Although neuropathic joint disease has been associated with many other conditions such as tabes dorsalis, chronic alcoholism, leprosy, syringomyelia and spinal cord lesions, it is currently most prevalent in patients with diabetes.
Similarly, complications such as advanced neuropathic joints as complications of diabetes or syphilis are rare.