Rheumatoid arthritis of the knee

Case contributed by Dr Ali Abougazia


Knee pain and swelling for two years.

Patient Data

Age: 24
Gender: Female

Diffuse hyaline articular cartilage thinning.

Thickened edematous knee synovium (synovitis).

Marked joint effusion.

Peripheral erosion of the posterior aspect of the medial tibial plateau.

Subchondral marrow signal changes.

Case Discussion

Clinical and radiologic data highly suggestive of rheumatoid arthritis. The diagnosis was clinically established shortly after.

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Case information

rID: 25316
Published: 19th Oct 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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