Items tagged “charcot joint”

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Charcot joint

Charcot joint, also known as a neuropathic joint or Charcot (neuro/osteo)arthropathy, refers to a progressive degenerative/destructive joint disorder in patients with abnormal pain sensation and proprioception. Epidemiology In modern Western societies by far the most common cause of Charcot jo...
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Radiographic features of a Charcot joint (mnemonic)

The radiographic features of a Charcot joint can be remembered by using the following mnemonics: 5 Ds of Charcot joint, or 6 Ds of Charcot joint (separating disorganization and dislocation) Mnemonic Density change (subchondral osteopenia or sclerosis) Destruction (osseous fragmentation and ...
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Charcots arthropathy - diabetic foot

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Patsy Robertson
Published 02 Sep 2014
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Charcot arthropathy and necrotizing cellulitis

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Craig Hacking
Published 12 Jun 2015
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Charcot joint causes (mnemonic)

The causes of a Charcot joint can be remembered, using a mnemonic - with a little poetic license - as they (all) start with the letter S. Mnemonic Ss s: sugar (diabetes) s: syphilis s: steroid use s: syringomyelia s: spinal cord injury s: spina bifida s: scleroderma s: scaly disease (l...
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Charcot foot

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Benoudina Samir
Published 16 Jun 2017
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Ghost sign (Charcot joint)

The ghost sign is seen when a Charcot joint is complicated by an osteomyelitis. It is most commonly seen in the setting of a diabetic foot.  It refers to the poor definition of the margins of a bone on a T1 weighted image, which reappears after contrast injection 1.

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