Médecine et chirurgie du pied


The foot in psoriatic arthritis Volume 25, issue 4, Décembre 2009


Cet article a été présenté lors de la réunion SFMCP à Montpellier en juin 2009.

In over half the observed cases of psoriatic arthritis, the foot is affected. The calcaneus and the toes are primarily affected, but all the parts of the foot can also be affected. Plantar talalgia is the most frequent clinical manifestation and the lesions of the toes, especially those involving enthesitis, are among the most original manifestations of this arthropathy. The seriousness of this complication depends on the destruction of the joints, sometimes involving mutilation, which occurs in about one-third of the cases and which is unusual in other forms of spondylarthritis.