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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.rlu.0000118241.48628.87
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-254

Abstract

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.