Charcotís finger: Not to be forgotten.

 

 Muhammad Kamal MUHAMMAD ABDUL JAMIL 1, Rizal ABDUL RANI 1, Rajesh SINGH 2

1 Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Malaysia, and 2 Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health  Sciences, Monash University Sunway Campus, Malaysia


ABSTRACT

Charcot joint disease or neuropathic arthropathy is a destructive arthropathy associated with diseases of the central nervous system. Diabetic neuropathy is the most common cause and largely affects the tarsal or ankle joints. Upper limb involvement is rare and there is only one well-described report of diabetic neuropathy of the digit in the literature. We present a case of Charcot arthropathy of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the ring finger secondary to diabetes mellitus.

 

Keywords: Charcot joint, neuropathic joint, septic arthritis, spontaneous deformity

 

Correspondence author: Kamal MAJ. Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Jalan Yaacob Latiff, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: 006-03-91455555. E mail: drkortho@gmail.com

Brunei Int Med J. 2013; 9 (4): 257-261

 

 

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