Charcot joint

noun

variants also Charcot's 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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“Charcot joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Charcot%20joint. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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