Charcot joint

noun
variants: also Charcot's joint

Medical Definition of Charcot joint 

: a progressive, degenerative condition that affects one or more joints especially of the foot or ankle, is marked by bone fragmentation, swelling, redness, pain, and joint deformity, and typically occurs following loss of nerve sensation associated with various diseases (such as diabetes, syphilis, and spina bifida)

called also Charcot arthropathy, Charcot disease, Charcot neuroarthropathy, neuropathic arthropathy, neuroarthropathy

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