[arthro- + -pathy]
Any joint disease.
SEE: Charcot, Jean M.
Arthropathy caused by monosodium urate or calcium pyrophosphate crystals, e.g., by gout or pseudogout.
An inflammatory joint disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Disruption or destruction of bone, cartilage, and joints resulting from diminished sensation in a limb, e.g., Charcot joint.
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