Surgical management of lumbar neuropathic spinal arthropathy (Charcot joint) after traumatic thoracic paraplegia: report of two cases.

@article{Arnold1995SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical management of lumbar neuropathic spinal arthropathy (Charcot joint) after traumatic thoracic paraplegia: report of two cases.},
  author={Philip M. Arnold and P N Baek and Charles B. Stillerman and Stephen G. Rice and Wade M. Mueller},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders},
  year={1995},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={
          357-62
        }
}
Two cases of successful surgical treatment of neuropathic spinal arthropathy (Charcot joint) are reported. Each patient was first seen several years after traumatic paraplegia. One patient had progressive kyphosis and the other had severe pain. Symptoms were relieved in both patients after interbody fusion and posterior fixation by using the lateral extracavitary approach to the spine. Both patients remain symptom free several years after the surgery. Fusion should be performed in symptomatic… CONTINUE READING