A 19-year-old tennis player has a swollen right knee which gives way for 2 months.

Question Number 0425

Question:
A 19-year-old tennis player has a swollen right knee which gives way for 2 months. Examination reveals quadriceps wasting and tenderness in the medial aspect of the joint . An X-ray of the knee shows a bony defect in the tibial plateau. A likely aetiology is

a) Ankylosing spondylitis
b) Psoriatic arthropathy
c) Polymyalgia rheumatica
d) Septic arthritis
e) Osteochondritis dissecans


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