Table 2 frequency of acute attacks of gout at each joint site
JointLeft (% of subjects)Right (% of subjects)
1st MTP joint6166
Mid-foot1320
Ankle1215
Knee712
Hip00
DIP joints22
PIP joints11
Thumb-base11
Hand43
Wrist34
Elbow34
Shoulder11
  • MTP, metatarsophalangeal; DIP, distal interphalangeal; PIP, proximal interphalangeal.