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Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2010 Nov-Dec;28(6):803-5. Epub 2011 Jan 3.

Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XXX. Sonographic assessment of the painful knee.

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Department of Rheumatology, Antrim Hospital, Antrim, United Kingdom.


The knee joint is a frequent focus of attention for rheumatologists when assessing patients presenting to a clinic and may represent underlying intra-articular inflammatory pathology or involvement of the surrounding soft tissues. This study describes the correlation between clinical and ultrasound findings in patients presenting with a variety of rheumatic disorders and knee pain. US imaging provides for a sensitive and detailed identification of different intra- and peri-articular pathology responsible for knee pain.

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