Gout of the knee

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

Atraumatic pain.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a ill-defined juxta-articular erosion of the lateral distal femur. Cortical irregularity of the medial proximal tibia may also represent an erosion. No soft tissue calcification identified.

Case Discussion

This patient subsequently had a joint aspiration which revealed negatively birefringent monosodium urate crystals confirming gout.

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Case information

rID: 59088
Published: 20th Mar 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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