Post-traumatic knee pain leading to the diagnosis of spondyloarthropathy

Tofighi M., Baillet G., Tamgac F., Thoreux P., Weimann P., Moretti J.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.29, no.4, pp.251-254, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.rlu.0000118241.48628.87
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-254
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The authors report a patient with persistent left knee pain after traumatic injury. The initial bone scan seemed to confirm a valgus stress knee injury. The final diagnosis, however, was focal inflammation of the knee figaments (enthesopathy) related to ankylosing spondylitis. The diagnostic procedure and the results of other imaging modalities are presented. The bone scan findings are discussed.