Medical Definition of Clutton's joints
: symmetrical hydrarthrosis especially of the knees or elbows that occurs in congenital syphilis
Biographical Note for clutton's joints
Henry Hugh (1850–1909), British surgeon. Clutton's major area of interest concerned diseases of the bones and joints. In 1886 he published his single major paper, describing a malady of the knee that occurs in children who have congenital syphilis. The condition has since become known as Clutton's joints.
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