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Ankle arthritis – an important signpost in rheumatologic practice

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Ankle arthritis – an important signpost in rheumatologic practice

Rheumatology Oxford Journal

Fecha de publicación: 1 de Enero de 2021

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keaa531

Autores: Patrick D W Kiely, Mark E Lloyd

Abstract: Ankle arthritis is a useful clinical signpost to differential diagnosis in rheumatic disease. Biomechanical features and differences in cartilage physiology compared with the knee may confer protection of the ankle joint from factors predisposing to certain arthritides. The prevalence of ankle OA is low, and usually secondary to trauma. Primary OA of the ankle should be investigated for underlying causes, especially haemochromatosis.

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