Neuropathic osteoarthropathy - shoulder joint

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli
Diagnosis certain


Shoulder pain and gradual swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

Humeral head osteolysis.

Decreased subacromial space.

Soft tissue swelling and sclerosis of bones.

Widening of the acromioclavicular joint.

Case Discussion

Charcot joint, also known as a neuropathic joint or Charcot neuro-osteoarthropathy, refers to a progressive degenerative and/or destructive joint disorder in patients with abnormal pain sensation and proprioception.

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