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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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