[OCOSH Code: D001177 67536000 M14.6 JD_NA]
Classically the Charcot joint comprises extremely dense bones with sclerotic joint margins which are grossly distorted.
In the lower limbs the causes for neuropathic change might be diabetes, inherited neuropathy, Vit B12 deficiency, neurosyphilis and leprosy. In the upper limbs one would add the associated sensory neuropathy that is found in syringomyelia.
Added: Wed Jul 22 2009
Radiology case 458-821 Clinical presentation:
Eccentric old man with high stepping gait and painless swelling of his knee.
There is deformity of the bone ends with marked osteosclerosis and bone loss. Fragmentation and extension of the articular surfaces indicates subluxation and continued movement. There is no regional osteoporosis. The hollowing of the...
Added: Thu Jan 31 2002