Inflammatory Disorders of Joints – Clinical Patient Case of the Week

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Inflammatory Disorders of Joints - Clinical Patient Case of the Week

Inflammatory Disorders of Joints - Clinical Patient Case of the Week

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Try this case and test your knowledge of inflammatory disorders of joints.

A 52-year-old man with a history of obesity and hyperlipidemia has developed pain in his right knee.

He tells you that he has been experiencing this pain for several months and has been treating himself with over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

However, he recently experienced a flare-up of the symptoms with increased pain and swelling.

X-ray of his knee is shown (see Figure).

Inflammatory disorders of joints case

Question:

The most likely diagnosis is...

Answer Options:

osteoarthritis

gout

asymptomatic cartilage calcification

pseudo-osteoarthritis

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