Tophaceous gout lesions: problem wounds with complex management needs

  • Hiske Smart Welkom Medi-Clinic
  • J F Ziervogel Welkom Medi-Clinic
Keywords: Tophaceous gout lesions


Hyperuricaemia is the underlying cause of a condition commonly known as gout. Patients with hyperuricaemia may be asymptomatic for life or may experience frequent attacks of painful gouty arthritis. Gout is, therefore, a condition with both acute and chronic characteristics.

Author Biographies

Hiske Smart, Welkom Medi-Clinic
BSocSc (Hons), MA (Nursing Science), PG Dip Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (Univ of Cardiff), IIWCC (Univ Toronto) Clinical Nurse Specialist: Wound Care Wound Healing Unit Welkom Medi-Clinic Welkom
J F Ziervogel, Welkom Medi-Clinic
MBChB, MMed (Orth) (Univ Free State) Orthopaedic Surgeon Welkom Medi-Clinic Welkom
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