Total knee arthroplasty failure and gouty arthropathy

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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)
Pages (from-to)658.e7-658.e10
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 2010


  • Arthroplasty
  • Gout
  • Infection
  • Knee
  • Revision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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