Charcot joint of shoulder

Ozkan K., Yavuz U., Akman B., Ozkan N. K., Eralp L.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.18, no.3, pp.229-231, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Neuropathic arthropathy involving the shoulder is a relatively rare chronic disorder characterized by the destruction of the joint which is also associated with decreased sensory innervation (Lequesne et al. in Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic 49(6): 427-437, 1982; Yanik et al. in Rheumatol Int 24(4): 238-241, 2004). Here, we report a case of neuropathic arthropathy of the shoulder (charcot shoulder), secondary to syringomyelia with classic clinical and radiographic features of the entity.