Arthropathy, Neurogenic


Arthropathies, Neurogenic

Charcot Joint

Charcot's Joint

Charcots Joint

Joint, Charcot's

Neurogenic Arthropathies

Neurogenic Arthropathy

Chronic progressive degeneration of the stress-bearing portion of a joint, with bizarre hypertrophic changes at the periphery. It is probably a complication of a variety of neurologic disorders, particularly TABES DORSALIS, involving loss of sensation, which leads to relaxation of supporting structures and chronic instability of the joint. (Dorland, 27th ed)