Crystal arthropathy is the most common cause of acute arthritis but clinicians should also be aware of the possibility of concomitant infection, according to new research. A retrospective review of 172 patients with acute arthritis who underwent a joint aspiration (mostly of the knee) at the Westmead and Auburn Hospitals, found more than half (52%) ...
Crystals versus bacteria: wait for joint aspiration
By Mardi Chapman
5 Jun 2018