Charcot's joint

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An extreme form of osteoarthritis resulting from damage to the sensory nerves that supply a joint, which becomes unstable, swollen, and painless. Causes include diabetes mellitus, syringomyelia, tabes dorsalis, and leprosy. [J. M. Charcot]

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