Gout presenting as non-union of a patellar fracture

Rolando Espinosa-Morales, Agustin Escalante

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Abstract

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
Volume24
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1997

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Keywords

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

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  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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Gout presenting as non-union of a patellar fracture. / Espinosa-Morales, Rolando; Escalante, Agustin.

In: Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 24, No. 7, 07.1997, p. 1421-1422.

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Espinosa-Morales, R & Escalante, A 1997, 'Gout presenting as non-union of a patellar fracture', Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 24, no. 7, pp. 1421-1422.
Espinosa-Morales, Rolando ; Escalante, Agustin. / Gout presenting as non-union of a patellar fracture. In: Journal of Rheumatology. 1997 ; Vol. 24, No. 7. pp. 1421-1422.
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