Gout presenting as non-union of a patellar fracture

Rolando Espinosa-Morales, Agustin Escalante

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We describe a 34-year-old man in whom non-union of a patellar fracture led to an unrecognized diagnosis of gout. He presented with a mass in the superolateral quadrant of the patella, which had the radiographic appearance of a non-united fracture. In the operating room, a gouty tophus was found. Although patellar tophi are uncommon, gout should be included in the differential diagnosis of non-united patellar fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1421-1422
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1997


  • Facture non-union
  • Gout
  • Patellar fracture
  • Tophi
  • Uric acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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