What are the signs and symptoms of gouty arthritis?
intense pain w/ increase AROM, marked tenderness, redness, and swelling. Possibly fever and cellulites (inflammation of overlying skin).
tophi: after attacks, not all crystals get reabsorbed, the residual crystal tend to form subcutaneous clusters aka tophi. Tophi can exist in the synovial membrane, cartilage, subchondral bone, synovial sheaths of tendons. Tophi develop in about 1/2 of people with gout.