Charcot joint

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aka Neuropathic joint


  • Common in diabetics


  • Hypertrophic Neuropathic Joint - diabetes
  • Remember 5 D's
    • Density (increased)
    • Debris
    • Disorganization
    • Dislocation
    • Degeneration


  • Atrophic - syrongomyelia
    • Bone resorption
    • Normal mineralization
    • Debris