Chondrocalcinosis is another name for Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease, a rheumatologic disorder with varied clinical manifestations due to precipitation of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in the connective tissues.
Its alternative names specify clinical or radiographic findings.
Pseudogout refers to the clinically evident acute synovitis with red, tender, and swollen joints that may resemble arthritis of gout.
Chondrocalcinosis, refers to the radiographic evidence of calcification in hyaline and/or fibrocartilage.
It is also called Pyrophosphate arthropathy. The knee joint is the most commonly affected.