Stress fractures of the distal fibula presenting as monarticular flares in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis Rheum. 1994 Oct;37(10):1555-6. doi: 10.1002/art.1780371023.


Monarticular flares occurring in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) usually signify either a worsening of the underlying condition or a superimposed septic process. This report describes 2 patients with RA who had stress fractures of the fibular head, masquerading as monarticular flares of ankle arthritis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ankle Injuries / complications*
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*
  • Female
  • Fractures, Stress / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged