Premature osteoarthritis of the knee associated with cartilage hypertrophy and phalangeal dysgenesis


A woman presented with premature knee osteoarthritis associated with marked femoral cartilage hypertrophy. She also exhibited phalangeal dysgenesis, suggesting this may be an unrecognised syndrome that may predispose to knee osteoarthritis.

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Vital, E.M.J., Hutton, C.W. & Hughes, P.M. Premature osteoarthritis of the knee associated with cartilage hypertrophy and phalangeal dysgenesis. Skeletal Radiol 34, 494–497 (2005).

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  • Knee
  • Hand
  • Cartilage
  • MRI