Charcot’s Joint

Introduction Charcot’s Joint (aka Charcot’s osteoarthropathy or Charcot’s neuroarthropathy) is most commonly seen as a complication of diabetes, but is also sometimes seen with syphilis. It is the result of peripheral neuropathy. It results in swelling,...

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Comparison and Summary of Types of Arthritis

Disease Location Examination Presentation Epidemiology Aetiology Investigations Treatment Osteoarthritis Hands, Hips, Knees Poly/ oligo / monoarthritis Pain on joint movement, reduced range of movements. ‘Squaring of the hand’ – deformity of the CMC joint...

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Gout and Pseudogout

Gout Introduction Gout is a type of crystal arthritis. The other main type of crystal arthritis is that in which calcium pyrophosphate crystals are formed (pseudogout). Gout is a disorder resulting from high concentration...

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Osteoarthritis – OA

Introduction Osteoarthritis is a condition that results from the loss of cartilage at synovial joints, and is often accompanied by degeneration of the underlying bone. Radiologically there can be visible: Osteophytes Joint space narrowing...

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