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This is an AP view of a painful 1st MPJ, Left foot.

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“This is a radiograph of the left foot, AP View. Showing punched out periarticular erosion of the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint, periarticular swelling with preserved joint space. There is positive cloud sign showing increased soft tissue volume and density. Positive Martel sign – overhanging edge of bone, no fractures or dislocation is seen. Overall there is localized increased soft tissue volume and density on the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint localized. The parabola is within normal limits.

My impression is… Chronic Tophaceous gout of the fist metatarsal-phalangeal joint, left foot. I would like to test clinically to solidify my findings.”

Answer: Chronic Tophaceous gout/ Gouty Arthritis