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2007 Charcot Arthropathy eMedicine Orthopedics

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1234293-overview

Description: Also called Charcot joint or neuropathic joint, Charcot arthropathy is a progressive condition of the musculoskeletal system that is characterized by joint dislocations, pathologic fractures, and debilitating deformities. This disorder results in progressive destruction of bone and soft tissues at weight-bearing joints; in its most severe form, it may cause significant disruption of the bony architecture. Charcot arthropathy can occur at any joint; however, it occurs most commonly in the lower extremity, at the foot and ankle.
Synonyms and related keywords: Charcot joint, neuropathic osteoarthropathy, diabetic osteoarthropathy, diabetic neuroarthropathy, Charcot foot, Charcot neuroarthropathy, neuropathic arthropathy, neuropathic joint, Schon classification, Brodsky and Rouse system, Saunders and Mrdjencovich system
Shah & Panis 2007

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Author/Contact: Shah & Panis
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Language: English

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