Total knee arthroplasty failure and gouty arthropathy

Michael T. Freehill, Edward F McCarthy, Harpal S Khanuja

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Abstract

We present a patient with gout and a total knee arthroplasty that failed secondary to infection. The English literature records only 5 other cases of gouty attacks after total knee arthroplasty. Symptoms, presentation, and laboratory tests do not definitively differentiate between infection and gout, but crystals in the joint aspirate are diagnostic. This case stresses the importance of recognizing crystalline arthropathy as a source of a painful knee and as a complicating factor during revision surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

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Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Joint Diseases
Gout
Literature
Coinfection
Reoperation
Knee
Joints
Infection
Crystal Arthropathies

Keywords

  • Arthroplasty
  • Gout
  • Infection
  • Knee
  • Revision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Total knee arthroplasty failure and gouty arthropathy. / Freehill, Michael T.; McCarthy, Edward F; Khanuja, Harpal S.

In: Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 25, No. 4, 06.2010.

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