Differential Diagnosis: Adult Arthritis

    - Acromegaly:
    - Ankylosing Spondylitis:
    - Avascular Necrosis:
    - Gaucher's Disease:
    - Hemochromatosis:
    - Hemophilia
    - Hypermobility Syndrome:
          - this is an arthropathy associated with joint laxity;
          - it is autosomal dominant associated with joint laxity;
          - some of these are associated w/ DDH, but others present no particular surgical problems other than the fact that the surgical scar
                 tends to spread and become broad;
          - associated conditions:
                 - Marfan Syndrome:
                 - Ehlers Danlos Syndrome:
                 - Osteogenesis Imperfecta:
                 - Bonneville Ullrich Turner Syndrome
                 - Homocystinuria (marfanoid hypermobility syndrome)
    - Hyperparathyroidism:
    - Morquio Brailsford Syndrome:
    - Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia:
    - Neuropathic Joints:
    - Ochronosis:
           - autosomal recessive inheritance;
           - black material accumulates in the cartilage and may be noticed in ear;
           - tendency to form urinary tract infections and urinary stones;
    - Osteochondromatosis:
    - Osteomalacia:
    - Osteopetrosis:
    - Pagets Disease:
    - Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis:
    - Rheumatoid Arthritis
    - Septic Arthritis
    - Sickle Cell Disease:
    - Lupus:
    - Lyme disease:
    - Tuberculosis:
    - Whipple's Disease


Clinical Problem Solving. A Stain in Time. (Whipple's Disease)

Alternatives to Total Knee Replacement:

      Autologous Hamstring Resurfacing Arthroplasty

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, May 10, 2012 4:42 pm