Charcot's joint


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Charcot's joint

Charcot's joint

Neuropathic arthropathy Orthopedics A joint characterized by ↓ pain or position sense due to tabes dorsalis, diabetic neuropathy, amyloidosis or leprosy, resulting in destruction of joints and soft tissue
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Although Jean-Martin Charcot described the neurological joint in 1883, the exact etiology of Charcot's joints remains unclear.
Charcot's joints are typically seen in patients over the age of 50 who have had diabetes for many years and have existing neuropathic complications.