What is Clutton's joint? [AI 95,BHU 02,UP 94]
Clutton's joint is a late manifestation of congenital syphillis that typically develops between ages of 8-15 years. It is caused by chronic painless synovitis with effusion of large joints, particularly the knees and elbows.
(In Charcot's osteodystrophy and Clutton's joint, there is no pain)