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Colour enhanced x-ray showing an individual with Charcot's shoulder. Also known as neuropathic arthropathy, Charcot's joint is a joint disease characterized by degeneration of a joint beginning with loss of proprioceptive sensation resulting in bony destruction, bone resorption and deformity. Diabetes is a common cause of the disease.
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