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arthropathy

[‚är′thräp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
Any joint disease.
A neurotrophic disorder of a joint, usually due to lack of pain sensation, found in association with tabes dorsalis, leprosy, syringomyelia, diabetic polyneuropathy, and occasionally multiple sclerosis and myelodysplasias.
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(8,15) This process may be further accelerated or augmented through the interaction of certain neuropeptides that are found to be altered in joints with neuropathic arthropathy. For example, peripheral and autonomic neuropathies decrease the release of neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP).
After the diagnosis of neuropathic arthropathy of the glenohumeral joints secondary to syringomyelia was made, the patient was referred to both neurology and neurosurgery.
PubMed was searched to identify English language articles using the following search terms: neuropathic arthropathy, neuroarthropathy, Charcot arthropathy, syringomyelia, glenohumeral joint, and shoulder.
Neuropathic arthropathy can be classified in three stages using standard radiology (developmental, coalescence, and reconstructive) using the Eichenholtz classification.
Nonetheless, TKA for neuropathic arthropathy is associated with high complication rates.
Here we report a case of unilateral neuropathic arthropathy of the shoulder secondary to a cervico-dorsal syrinx which caused a diagnostic dilemma and a failed treatment.
DISCUSSION: Neuropathic arthropathy is a type of destructive arthropathy secondary to loss of proprioceptive sense in the joint.