In psoriatic arthritis, trauma to joints may be important in determining the site of joint involvement. We describe a child with a psoriatic arthritis in whom penetrating injury with a rose thorn led to a localized chronic synovitis which could not be distinguished clinically from psoriatic arthritis but which was effectively treated by synovectomy and removal of the remaining thorn.
- Finger Injuries
Ormerod, A., White, M., Eastmond, C. J., & Chesney, R. B. (1984). Plant-thorn synovitis occurring in a child with psoriatic arthritis. British Journal of Rheumatology, 23(4), 296-297. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/23.4.296