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2022 Feb

J Orthop Case Rep



The Case of Disappearing Tibia in Rheumatoid Knee Tenosynovitis.


Antoci V, Barrett C, Glasser J, Barrett T, Garcia D
J Orthop Case Rep. 2022 Feb; 12(2):9-13.
PMID: 36199712.


Knee pain and osteoarthritis are frequent patient complaints, with a rapidly increasing prevalence. By comparison, the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is significantly lower at around 1%. Inflammatory arthropathies, like RA, are difficult to differentiate from infection, crystal arthropathies, or malignancy. In addition, radiography and roentgenograms are often inconclusive or non-specific, making it much more difficult to evaluate, diagnose, and manage this condition. The current case is unique due to its location in the knee joint, rather than more common presentations in the upper extremities, and use of MRI imaging for diagnosis of RA with tenosynovitis.