International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
2016, Volume 2 Issue 2
Charcot's osteoarthropathy of the shoulder
Author(s): Dr. Abdul Gafoor PM, Dr. Gangadharan P, Dr. Mahesh Brungi, Dr. Ajith Thomas Abraham
Abstract: Charcot’s joint or neuropathic osteoarthropathy of the shoulder joint is an uncommon disease characterized by its destruction due to loss of sensory perception of the joint. Appropriate clinical assessment, diagnostic workup and treatment are essential in the management of Charcot joint. Patient education on activity modification must be included in the management as such knowledge may slow or prevent the impairment associated with a Charcot joint. Here we are reporting a case of neuropathic osteoarthropathy of the shoulder that occured secondary to syringomyelia. The clinical features, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, diagnostic workup and management options are discussed.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Abdul Gafoor PM, Dr. Gangadharan P, Dr. Mahesh Brungi, Dr. Ajith Thomas Abraham. Charcot's osteoarthropathy of the shoulder. Int J Orthop Sci 2016;2(2):28-30.