Charcot joint

Discussion:

Charcot joint involving foot

  •  a progressive degenerative / destructive joint disorder in patients with abnormal pain sensation and proprioception.

Mnemonic - 6 Ds of charcot joint

  • dense bones (subchondral sclerosis)
  • degeneration 
  • destruction of articular cartilage
  • deformity (pencil-point deformity of metatarsal heads)
  • debris (loose bodies)
  • dislocation
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