II. Pathophysiology

  1. Mechanisms: Joint degeneration with an increased risk of repeated Fracture and deformity
    1. Loss of proprioception
    2. Autonomic Dysfunction (vasomotor control loss)
  2. Typically affects weight bearing joints (knee, ankle and foot)

IV. Symptoms

  1. Relatively painless despite the severe deformity

V. Signs

  1. Loss of joint contour
  2. Great joint instability and Hypermobility

VI. Imaging

  1. Severe joint degeneration

VII. Complications

  1. Wound ulcers (high risk of Osteomyelitis)

VIII. References

  1. Augusta (2023) Crit Dec Emerg Med 37(1): 16-7

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