CPPD of the knee

Case contributed by Dr Erik Ranschaert


Pain in left knee.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

Extensive degenerative changes, chondrocalcinosis in both menisci, predominant patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis, calcification of the gastrocnemius tendon origin

Case Discussion

Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease (CPPD) in the knee. 

The knee is the joint most commonly affected by CPPD. Typical findings are:

  • chondrocalcinosis involving both menisci and hyaline cartilage
  • predominant petellofemoral joint osteoarthritis
  • calcifications of the gastrocnemius tendon
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Case information

rID: 12442
Published: 25th Nov 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: cppd, knee
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