Hand and wrist involvement in calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease

Charles S. Resnik, Brent W. Miller, Richard H. Gelberman, Donald Resnick

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

26 Scopus citations

Abstract

The clinical records and hand and wrist radiographs of 51 patients with calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease have been analyzed, and symptomatology and radiologic abnormalities have been correlated. Characteristic roentgenographic features included cartilage and synovial calcification and arthropathy of the metacarpophalangeal joints and the radiocarpal compartment of the wrist, including scapholunate dissociation. Clinical-radiologic correlation revealed many asymptomatic patients with calcification and arthropathy and many symptomatic patients with normal radiographs. Thorough radiologic evaluation may reveal many patients with this disorder before the onset of clinical symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)856-863
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Hand and wrist involvement in calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this