CRYSTAL ARTHRITIS: Crystallizing our ideas about gout and osteoarthritis
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)