Geraldine M. McCarthy is at the School of Medicine and Medical Science, Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland; and at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland.Laura Durcan is at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Ireland; and at Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Beaumont, Dublin 9, Ireland.
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Gout and osteoarthritis are known to coexist in certain joints, with urate and calcium crystals being associated with the development of osteoarthritis. Now, research is shedding light on the depth of this association and bringing surprising observations to the fore.Refers to Teng, G.G. et al. Gout and risk of knee replacement for severe knee osteoarthritis in the Singapore Chinese Health Study. Osteoarthritis Cartilagehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2017.07.017 (2017)