Medical Dictionary

Clutton's joints

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noun plural Clut·ton's joints \ˌklət-ənz-\

Medical Definition of Clutton's joints

  1. :  symmetrical hydrarthrosis especially of the knees or elbows that occurs in congenital syphilis

Biographical Note for clutton's joints

Clutton

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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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