Neuroarthropathy of the extremities: Magnetic resonance imaging features

Basak Erguvan Dogan, Gulden Sahin, Banu Yagmurlu, Ilhan Erden

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Abstract

The objective of this article was to review the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of four different neuroarthropathic extremities, and discuss the role of MRI in establishing a correct diagnosis. The shoulder, ankle, and knee had predominantly atrophic neuroarthropathic changes, whereas both atrophic and productive changes could be seen in the elbow. Bone marrow edema, suggesting a recent stress fracture, was detected in the elbow and knee. Osteochondral defects, or "detritic" synovitis with effusion, were extensive in all joints but exceptionally profound in the shoulder with amputation-like osteolysis and a total loss of the humeral head. Radiologists may encounter the joint manifestations of neuropathy, which may be confused with various pathologies, including tumor and septic arthritis, before the neurological diagnosis is established. MRI is helpful in detecting the extension of the disease as well as to differentiate chronic Charcot's arthropathy from septic arthritis before radiographic findings suggest the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Infectious Arthritis
Extremities
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Elbow
Knee
Joints
Humeral Head
Stress Fractures
Osteolysis
Synovitis
Joint Diseases
Amputation
Ankle
Edema
Bone Marrow
Pathology
Neoplasms
Radiologists

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Neuroarthropathy of the extremities : Magnetic resonance imaging features. / Dogan, Basak Erguvan; Sahin, Gulden; Yagmurlu, Banu; Erden, Ilhan.

In: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, Vol. 32, No. 6, 01.01.2003, p. 227-232.

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Dogan, Basak Erguvan ; Sahin, Gulden ; Yagmurlu, Banu ; Erden, Ilhan. / Neuroarthropathy of the extremities : Magnetic resonance imaging features. In: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2003 ; Vol. 32, No. 6. pp. 227-232.
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