Vascular Joint Pain - Differential Diagnosis Algorithm ...
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Vascular Joint Pain - Differential Diagnosis Algorithm 

 - Constant Pain (Ischemia)

 - Acute Onset

 - Increased Pain with Activity (Claudication)

 - Cold Extremities or Hyperemia

Spasm

 • Vasculitis

Occlusion

 • Sickle Cell Anemia

 • Peripheral Vascular Disease

 • Atherosclerosis

 • Deep Vein Thrombosis

 • Septic Embolism (e.g. Infective Endocarditis)

 • Fat Embolism (e.g. fractured long bone)

 • Air Embolism

 • Vasculitis

Disruption

 • Trauma to Vessel (dislocation/fracture)

 • Hemarthrosis (Hemophilia or Trauma)

 • Peripheral/Mycotic Aneurysm (e.g. Marfan's Syndrome, Infective Endocarditis, Atherosclerosis)

Compression

 • Any structure compressing the blood vessels

 • Abscess

 • Cyst

 • Neoplasm

 • Dislocated Bone



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