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Medical Term:

neuropathic joint

Definition

destructive joint disease caused by diminished proprioceptive sensation, with gradual destruction of the joint by repeated subliminal injury, commonly associated with tabes dorsalis, diabetic neuropathy, or syringomyelia.

Synonym(s): Charcot arthropathy, Charcot joint, neuropathic arthropathy

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