Gout and BonesGout and bone erosion

Tophi are associated with bone erosion, monosodium urate crystal effects, and chronic inflammation

In addition to bone erosion, tophi are associated with potentially long-term loss of cartilage.1

X-ray of bone erosion from gout in elbow

X-ray of bone erosion from gout in pelvis

DECT scan of tophi from gout in foot

An image of a man with artistic overlays highlighting tophi in elbow, pelvis, and foot

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  1. Popovich I, et al. Skeletal Radiol. 2014;43(7):917-924.