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May 5, 1969

Spontaneous Rupture of the Knee Joint in Reiter's Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Pritzker School of Medicine of the University of Chicago.

JAMA. 1969;208(5):825-827. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160050079006

Rupture of the knee joint occurred in a patient with urethritis, conjunctivitis, and arthritis (Reiter's syndrome). The diagnosis had been suggested by the acute joint effusion, edema, warmth, tenderness, and pain in the calf; it was confirmed by arthrography. Differential considerations include a Baker's cyst and thrombophlebitis.