Neuropathic arthropathy of the shoulder

Nick Hatzis, T. Kenneth Kaar, Michael A Wirth, Felipe Toro, Charles A Rockwood Jr

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Abstract

We retrospectively reviewed the records of six men (seven shoulders) with neuropathic arthropathy of the shoulder who were referred to our shoulder service during a twenty-eight-year period (from 1969 through 1997). The etiology of the neuropathic condition was syringomyelia in five patients (six shoulders) and chronic alcoholism in one patient. Five patients (six shoulders) were initially misdiagnosed, and seven operative procedures that were unrelated to the etiology of the neuropathic condition were performed in four of these patients. Radiographs revealed destruction of the shoulder joint and marked resorption of the humeral head in all patients. Magnetic resonance images revealed a syrinx of the central cord in all of the patients except for the one who had chronic alcoholism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1314-1319
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Volume80
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1998

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Joint Diseases
Alcoholism
Humeral Head
Syringomyelia
Shoulder Joint
Operative Surgical Procedures
Syringes
Diagnostic Errors
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Hatzis, N., Kaar, T. K., Wirth, M. A., Toro, F., & Rockwood Jr, C. A. (1998). Neuropathic arthropathy of the shoulder. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, 80(9), 1314-1319.

Neuropathic arthropathy of the shoulder. / Hatzis, Nick; Kaar, T. Kenneth; Wirth, Michael A; Toro, Felipe; Rockwood Jr, Charles A.

In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, Vol. 80, No. 9, 09.1998, p. 1314-1319.

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Hatzis, N, Kaar, TK, Wirth, MA, Toro, F & Rockwood Jr, CA 1998, 'Neuropathic arthropathy of the shoulder', Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, vol. 80, no. 9, pp. 1314-1319.
Hatzis N, Kaar TK, Wirth MA, Toro F, Rockwood Jr CA. Neuropathic arthropathy of the shoulder. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A. 1998 Sep;80(9):1314-1319.
Hatzis, Nick ; Kaar, T. Kenneth ; Wirth, Michael A ; Toro, Felipe ; Rockwood Jr, Charles A. / Neuropathic arthropathy of the shoulder. In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A. 1998 ; Vol. 80, No. 9. pp. 1314-1319.
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