Charcot’s Joint

Original article by Tom Leach | Last updated on 23/11/2013
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  • Monoarthritis
  • This is a neuropathic arthropathy
  • it is a progressive degeneration of a weight bearing joint – usually in the ankle. There is usually bone destruction, remodelling and resorption, with ultimately results in deformity.
  • Usually gradual slow onset
  • Can also result in ulceration
  • Associated with diabetes and syphilis
  • Treatment is limited; early identification allows for modifications to minimise deformity.