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Mtp Joint Podagra

Osteoarthritis of the hallux base joint The base joint of the big toe frequently suffers from degeneration because it is exposed to a lot of physical strain (Fig. 8.72). Osteo-phytes and sclerosis of the periarticular bone point in this direction. Osteoarthritis may, however, become more aggressive (erosive osteoarthritis) and present with clinical signs of inflammation as well. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA, see p. 147) Radiographic findings in RA of the foot resemble those in the hand (Fig. 8.73)....

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Medial Patellar Osteophytes Pictures

Fig. 8.65 a Loss of joint space width in the medial tibiofemoral joint compartment associated with osteophytes along the edge of the tibial plateau is pathognomonic for osteoarthritis OA due to a varus alignment of the lower extremity. The meniscal cartilage and hyaline cartilage covering the articulating bones is destroyed in the respective main weight-bearing zone. b A little osseous protuberance at the upper margin of the patella indicates patello-femoral osteoarthritis, which is often...