Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty for Charcot Arthropathy After Cauda Equine Syndrome: A Case Report

Athanasios Karageorgos, Andreas X. Papadopoulos, Ioannis D. Gelalis, Charalampos Matzaroglou

Abstract


Charcot arthropathy of the knee is a relatively rare and poorly understood condition. Diagnosis requires detailed history of the patient, radiological investigation and exclusion of other causes of arthropathy. Conservative treatment is sufficient only in early stages. In late stages, either arthrodesis or total knee arthroplasty is the treatment of choice. We report a case of a 65-year-old woman who presented with Charcot arthropathy in both knees, after a spinal fracture 35 years ago, which caused cauda equine syndrome with diminished sensation of both legs. She underwent bilateral total knee arthroplasty using hinged knee prosthesis.




J Med Cases. 2020;11(2):49-53
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3412

Keywords


Charcot knee; Neuropathic knee arthropathy; Cauda equine

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