Medical Dictionary

Clutton's joints

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



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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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