Charcot's joint of the wrist in type 2 diabetes mellitus

Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2007 Jan;115(1):55-7. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-958712.


In patients with diabetes mellitus, Charcot's neuroarthropathy mainly affects major weight-bearing joints, especially the foot and ankle. Remarkably, we report a case of Charcot's joint of the wrist - an unusually rare localization in type 2 diabetic patient. A review of medical literature identified only three such cases so far.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthropathy, Neurogenic / complications*
  • Arthropathy, Neurogenic / pathology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Wrist Joint* / pathology