Arthritides

Chapter

Abstract

The typical radiographic characteristics of osteoarthritis include ( Fig. 48.1 ). Asymmetric joint space narrowing - This indicates loss of articular cartilage. For example, the hip migrates superiorly because of the loss of cartilage superiorly along the weight-bearing surface. Subchondral sclerosis ( also called eburnation ) - This is caused by trabecular compression and fracture with callus formation. Osteophyte formation.

Keywords

Migration Arthritis Osteoarthritis Gout Pyrophosphate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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