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Chronic joint pain in rheumatoid arthritis may mask that from other causes. Stress fractures, particularly in osteoporotic lower limb bones of such patients, are well described but can still cause diagnostic difficulty. These difficulties were highlighted by a case in which an unusual fracture occurred through a geode in the proximal ulna mimicking an exacerbation of synovitis in the elbow joint.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/rheumatology/23.2.110

Type

Journal article

Journal

British journal of rheumatology

Publication Date

05/1984

Volume

23

Pages

110 - 112

Keywords

Ulna, Elbow Joint, Humans, Bone Cysts, Synovitis, Ulna Fractures, Fractures, Ununited, Fracture Fixation, Internal, Stress, Mechanical, Middle Aged, Male