Diabetic Charcot's arthropathy of the wrist. Case report and literature review

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1998 Dec;(357):122-6. doi: 10.1097/00003086-199812000-00016.


Charcot's arthropathy of the right wrist in a 55-year-old patient with diabetes is reported. Neurogenic arthropathy rarely affects non-weightbearing joints such as those of the hand and wrist; the foot, ankle, and knee most commonly are affected. When crutches are used by patients with diabetes who have Charcot's arthropathy, orthotics and platform crutches can help to relieve pressure induced by weight transfer to the wrist during ambulation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthropathy, Neurogenic / diagnosis*
  • Arthropathy, Neurogenic / diagnostic imaging
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Wrist Joint* / diagnostic imaging