The articular manifestations of Paget's disease of bone. A case report

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1992 Dec:(285):250-4.


Disorders of joints are commonly associated with Paget's disease of bone but are often disregarded or attributed to the underlying Pagetic condition. The authors evaluated a 69-year-old man with extensive Paget's disease of bone, degenerative arthritis, calcific periarthritis, and gout. The degenerative arthritis and calcific periarthritis of the shoulders was originally mistaken for Paget's disease of the proximal humerus. The wrist arthritis was attributed to Paget's disease until evaluation of surgical pathology specimens showed intraarticular gouty granulomas. In evaluating and treating a patient with Paget's disease of bone, the orthopedic surgeon should be aware that the successful treatment of associated articular disorders may require therapeutic measures in addition to those used in treating the Paget's disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arthritis, Gouty / complications
  • Arthritis, Gouty / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Osteitis Deformans / complications
  • Osteitis Deformans / diagnostic imaging*
  • Osteitis Deformans / pathology
  • Osteoarthritis / complications
  • Periarthritis / complications
  • Radiography
  • Ulna / pathology