Orthopedics Book


Rheumatologic Conditions affecting the Knee

Aka: Rheumatologic Conditions affecting the Knee, Knee associated Rheumatologic conditions
  1. See Also
    1. Knee Anatomy
    2. Knee Injury Acute History
    3. Knee Exam
    4. Knee Osteoarthritis
  2. Findings: Degenerative Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
    1. Unilateral or bilateral knee involvement
    2. Crepitation and effusion present without synovitis
  3. Findings: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1. Bilateral knee involvement
    2. Knee Effusion and synovitis present
  4. Findings: Pseudogout
    1. Commonly affects knee
    2. Acute Unilateral Knee Pain, swelling and erythema
  5. Findings: Gout
    1. Occasional knee involvement
  6. Findings: Septic Arthritis
    1. Knee is most commonly affected joint
  7. Findings: Other Knee Findings
    1. Bakers Cyst (present in any type of Arthritis)
      1. Popliteal Cyst causes fullness behind knee
      2. Cyst may compress veins or lymph channels
    2. Traumatic Knee Injury

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