Acute Calcific Periarthritis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammed Sultan


Acute painful swelling of the big toe. No trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 30's
Gender: Female
Annotated image

Soft tissue swelling around the hallux MTP joint.

Curvilinear calcification around the medial aspect of the head of the hallux metatarsal bone.

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Case information

rID: 64448
Published: 22nd Nov 2018
Last edited: 26th May 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust