Atypical musculoskeletal manifestations of gout in hyperuricemia patients.

Affiliation

Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Hasanuddin University Teaching Hospital, Makassar, Indonesia, [Email]

Abstract

Deposition of tophus is a common feature in chronic gout; however, signs and symptoms are not always well-pronounced in cases of uncommon sites. We report a case series of three patients, one with an acute locked knee suspected to be meniscus tear or intra-articular loose body, a second case with a lump on the dorsal hand suspected to be a benign lesion, and a third case with a finger flexion deformity with carpal tunnel syndrome; all three cases were later on found out to be tophaceous gout. White chalky monosodium urate crystal deposition was found to be the culprit of the symptoms of the patients.

Keywords

carpal tunnel syndrome,extensor tendon,flexor tendon,gout,knee,tophus,uric acid,

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