The joints are important participants in our body’s various activities, and because of this, the joints are also the most vulnerable to injury. Traumatic arthritis is a relatively common type of joint disease in clinical practice. Patients, regardless of age, can be diagnosed as traumatic arthritis as long as the joint disease is caused by trauma. Although it can be judged in this way in theory, in real life, the clinical manifestations of patients are far more complicated than we imagined.
Regarding the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of traumatic arthritis, everyone still needs to understand clearly. Early-stage lesions require targeted treatment. So, what are the key points of diagnosis and differential diagnosis of traumatic arthritis? You need to know these 3 points.
1. Clinical manifestations of traumatic arthritis?
After the joint is traumatized, according to the severity of the trauma The degree is different, so its clinical manifestations will also be different. Clinically, the early and late clinical manifestations of patients can be used as the basis for auxiliary diagnosis. The early clinical manifestations are mainly joint stiffness and pain, but the pain felt by the patient is not continuous, but the pain will be aggravated after being stimulated by cold or after activities.
But in the late stage, the patient’s joints will have persistent pain, and the pain will become more severe with the stiffness of the joints. At this time, there is not only pain, Patients will also feel obvious joint swelling, and there will be joint friction noise when walking.
2. How should traumatic arthritis be diagnosed?
Clinically, according to the patient The characteristics of the joints and the patient’s medical history can basically determine whether the patient has arthritic changes caused by trauma.
Of course, if it is only used as a diagnostic standard, it is definitely not enough, and it must be combined with some other auxiliary examinations, usually Using laboratory tests, imaging tests, etc. as important references, and then comprehensively comparing and analyzing the patient’s clinical manifestations, we can draw a diagnostic conclusion on whether it is “traumatic arthritis”.
Whether it is early or late, through these diagnostic criteria, conclusions can be drawn well.
3. What is the differential diagnosis of traumatic arthritis?
Although it is said that traumatic arthritis Diagnosis is not difficult, but some joint-related diseases are highly similar to traumatic arthritis in terms of clinical manifestations, so it is still necessary to differentiate clinically to avoid misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis. Joint traumatic arthritis needs to be differentiated from these diseases.
One is rheumatoid arthritis. This disease is mainly related to metabolism, infection and other factors, and mainly involves small joints, so it is basically not difficult to diagnose through clinical manifestations and laboratory tests;
The second is osteoarthritis. Although it also manifests in large joints, the patient may not have a medical history of injury, so it is not difficult to check by reviewing the patient’s medical history and necessary auxiliary examinations.
In short, the early diagnosis of traumatic arthritis is not difficult. What everyone needs to pay attention to is how to take active and effective measures after early diagnosis Only in this way can we truly care for joint health.
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