Ultrasonography (US) is a useful tool for imaging, which can be used for the assessment of joints and periarticular structures in all rheumatological disorders. In patients with pain and/or swelling of the ankle and foot, US provides information about the presence of joint effusion, synovitis, tenosynovitis, tendinosis, and tendons tears, helping in the differential diagnosis between joint or tendon/enthesis involvement. Moreover, US allows clinicians to monitor and guide needle positioning to inject pharmaceutical substances more safely and effectively even in hard-to-reach sites. US represents an accurate, safe and low-cost technique that can be used for the examination of the ankle and foot in rheumatic disorders.
|Autori:||RIENTE L; DELLE SEDIE A; IAGNOCCO A; FILIPPUCCI E; MEENAGH G; VALESINI G; GRASSI W; BOMBARDIERI S|
|Titolo:||Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist V. Ultrasonography of the ankle and foot|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|