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Crystal-Induced Arthropathy

  • James Levins
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Abstract

The two most common forms of crystalline arthropathy include gout and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease. The diagnostic gold standard is arthrocentesis, which will be positive for crystals. Long-term treatment is often managed by primary care physicians or rheumatologists. Orthopedic surgeons are often consulted to confirm a suspected diagnosis, to rule out other potential etiologies, or for treatment for end-stage crystalline arthropathy causing arthritis or periarticular soft tissue attenuation.

Keywords

Gout Pseudogout Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease CPPD Crystalline arthropathy 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Levins
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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