Crash Course Rheumatology and Orthopaedics, 3e by Cameron Elias-Jones MBChB MRCS(Edin), Martin Perry MBChB

By Cameron Elias-Jones MBChB MRCS(Edin), Martin Perry MBChB BSc(Hons) MRCP(UK) FHEA

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Synovial fluid can be aspirated from most peripheral joints and only a small amount is needed for analysis. Macroscopic appearance Normal synovial fluid is pale yellow and clear. Changes in the macroscopic appearance can give clues to the underlying joint pathology (Fig. 2). Gram stain and culture This should be performed if there is any suspicion of septic arthritis. The absence of organisms on microscopy does not exclude infection. Polarized light microscopy For accurate identification of crystals, synovial fluid should be examined under a polarizing light microscope.

Neck and/or upper-limb pain 4 Examination Acromioclavicular arthritis Glenohumeral arthritis or capsulitis Rotator cuff disease Referred from the neck Fig. 12 Many structures can give rise to shoulder pain. These diagrams show how the site of pain varies with the origin. Wasting of the shoulder muscles may occur in chronic rotator cuff injuries. A reduction in passive and active movement suggests arthritis or capsulitis of the joint. A reduction in active movement, with normal passive movement, suggests a rotator cuff problem.

A recent history of upper respiratory tract infection or otitis media is often found in patients with transient synovitis. Multiple joint aches and pains suggest juvenile arthritis. In JIA the eyes can be involved as part of the systemic effects of the disease. If left untreated blindness can result (see Ch. 17). Past medical history Any previous history of Perthes disease or SUFE is very important as these patients are at increased risk of developing disease in the opposite hip. Family history A family history of Perthes disease, DDH and SUFE also leads to an increased risk.

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