Alcaptonuria is an inher- ited 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.
|Titolo:||Arthroscopic treatment of shoulder ochronotic arthropathy: a case report and review of literature|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|