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Open fracture as a rare complication of olecranon enthesophyte in a patient with gout.
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PMID:  21720609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Enthesophytes are analogous to osteophytes of osteoarthritis. Enthesopathy is the pathologic change of the enthesis, the insertion site of tendons, ligaments, and joint capsules on the bone. In gout, the crystals of monosodium urate monohydrate may provoke an inflammatory reaction that eventually may lead to ossification at those sites (enthesophytes). Here we report the case of a man with chronic gout who sustained an open fracture of an olecranon enthesophyte when he fell on his left elbow. To our knowledge, no other case of open fracture of an enthesophyte has been reported in the English literature.
Rafid Kakel; Joseph Tumilty
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1934-3418     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J. Orthop.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502918     Medline TA:  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E52-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, Netherlands, Canada.
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