Arthroscopic treatment of shoulder ochronotic arthropathy: A case report and review of literature

A. Castagna, A. Giombini, G. Vinanti, G. Massazza, F. Pigozzi

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Abstract

Alcaptonuria is an inherited hereditary metabolic disorder, which is associated with various systemic abnormalities and related to the accumulation of homogentisic acid and a derived melanine-like pigment in the connective tissues; the latter is termed ochronosis. We present the arthroscopic findings in the shoulder of a 58-year-old female with ochronotic arthropathy and discuss the role of arthroscopy in the diagnosis and management of this rare metabolic disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-181
Number of pages6
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Alcaptonuria
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Homogentisic acid
  • Ochronosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Surgery

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