Crystal arthropathy

Last revised by Joachim Feger on 31 Aug 2021

Crystal arthropathies are a group of joint disorders due to the deposition of crystals in and around joints which lead to joint destruction and soft tissue masses.


The most common crystal arthropathies are:

Other less common crystals are 4:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: gout
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  • Case 2: CPPD
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