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Articular ultrasound

Zohreh Arabshahi, Isaac Oluwaseun Afara, Hayley Ruscoe Moody, Karsten Schrobback, Jamal Kashani, Nadine Fischer, Adekunle Oloyede, Travis Jacob Klein
The conventional mechanical properties of articular cartilage, such as compressive stiffness, have been shown to have limited capacity to distinguish visually normal from degraded cartilage samples. In this study, a new mechanical indentation framework for assessing functional properties of articular cartilage during loading/unloading, i.e. deformation and recovery, was established. The capacity of a ring-shaped indenter integrated with an ultrasound transducer to distinguish mechanically intact from proteoglycan-depleted tissue was investigated...
February 23, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
D Stephensen, S Classey, H Harbidge, V Patel, S Taylor, A Wells
INTRODUCTION: Prevention of arthropathy is the major goal of haemophilia treatment, and early detection of the first signs of joint damage is important so that prevention strategies can be initiated to limit physical disability and improve quality of life. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the inter-rater repeatability of the HEAD-US protocol when performed by haemophilia physiotherapists. METHODS: Sixty-three joints (21 elbows, 21 knees and 21 ankles) were examined in 21 patients (mean age; 29...
March 1, 2018: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
U Hagag, M G Tawfiek
The aims of the present study were to describe the normal ultrasonographic, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomographic (CT) appearances of the bovine metacarpo/metatarsophalangeal (MCP/MTP) joints and to assess the normal cross-sectional dimensions of the superficial (SDFT) and deep (DDFT) digital flexor tendons. A systematic ultrasound examination was performed on the MCP/MTP joints of 22 healthy cattle and two bovine cadavers, and the cross-sectional dimensions of the SDFT and DDFT were recorded...
March 2018: Veterinary Journal
Helen I Keen, Wendy A Davis, Erin Latkovic, Jocelyn J Drinkwater, Johannes Nossent, Timothy M E Davis
AIMS: The prevalence and consequences (articular and extra-articular) of hyperuricemia in type 2 diabetes, especially when asymptomatic (ASH), are incompletely understood. The aim of this study was to use ultrasonography to assess pathology associated with monosodium urate deposition in the joints of well-characterized hyperuricemic patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A subset of 101 participants (mean age 70.4 years, 59.8% males, median diabetes duration 14...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
Brian C Lau, Daria Motamedi, Anthony Luke
OBJECTIVE: Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging is increasingly being used for static and dynamic imaging of tendons, muscles, ligaments, and bones. New, hand-held, pocket-sized ultrasounds are more portable and affordable. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of pocket-sized ultrasound to diagnose shoulder pathology. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary Care Hospital. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients (mean age 54; range 42-68 years) referred for a shoulder ultrasound for evaluation of shoulder pain were recruited...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Wang Xiu-Zhen, Ye-Ying Ge, Guang-Yao Ye, Jing-Wei Zhang, Wei-Hu Ma
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of ultrasound guided inter-scalene brachial plexus block and patient-controlled infraclavicular brachial plexus block for postoperative pain and surgical efficacy in patients with terrible tyriad of the elbow. METHODS: From March 2015 to August 2016, 60 patients with terrible tyriad of the elbows were treated in Ningbo No.6 Hospital with ASA I to II internal fixation. There were 32 males and 28 females, ranging in age from 16 to 70 years old, with a mean age of (55...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Yuan Yuan, Chang Liu, Xi Xiang, Tong-Ling Yuan, Li Qiu, Yi Liu, Yu-Bin Luo, Y Zhao, Martin Herrmann
OBJECTIVE: The present study was performed to localize the articular deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) crystal in joints. We compare the detection efficiencies of dual-energy CT (DECT) and ultrasound scans. METHODS: Analyses by DECT and ultrasound were performed with 184 bilateral joints of the lower limbs of 54 consecutive gout patients. All joints were categorized into (1) knee, (2) ankle, (3) MTP1, and (4) MTP2, and sorted into those with and those without detectable MSU deposition...
February 13, 2018: Rheumatology International
P Laumonerie, F Lapègue, N Reina, M Tibbo, M Rongières, M Faruch, P Mansat
AIMS: The pathogenesis of intraneural ganglion cysts is controversial. Recent reports in the literature described medial plantar intraneural ganglion cysts (mIGC) with articular branches to subtalar joints. The aim of the current study was to provide further support for the principles underlying the articular theory, and to explain the successes and failures of treatment of mICGs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2006 and 2017, five patients with five mICGs were retrospectively reviewed...
February 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
Tomasz Klatkiewicz, Krzysztof Gawriołek, Małgorzata Pobudek Radzikowska, Agata Czajka-Jakubowska
BACKGROUND The increased prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) requires searching for new, easily accessible diagnostic methods. In addition to routine clinical examination, various methods of imaging temporomandibular joints are available, such as magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography scans, or scintigraphy. Ultrasound imaging, due to short examination time, low cost, and non-invasiveness, should be recommended as a routine diagnostic procedure. The aim of the study was to investigate whether ultrasound imaging can be used in the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders...
February 8, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Rui Lu, Chengcheng Shen, Chunyong Yang, Yan Chen, Juanjuan Li, Kaizhi Lu
BACKGROUND: Although the safety and effectiveness of the short-axis in-plane method has been confirmed for lumbar plexus block, the operation is difficult and has a high rate of epidural spread at the plane of the articular process. Therefore, we developed a new in-plane technique, called the beach chair method, which displays images from the transverse process. We compared the operative difficulty and incidence of epidural spread of the beach chair method with those of the control method (at the plane of the articular process) in this randomized controlled clinical trial...
February 7, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
Hortensia De la Corte-Rodriguez, E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan, M Teresa Alvarez-Roman, Mónica Martin-Salces, Carlo Martinoli, Víctor Jimenez-Yuste
BACKGROUND: Prevention of hemarthrosis is the key factor in the adequate management of people with hemophilia (PWH). If hemarthrosis occurs, early diagnosis of joint damage is essential to make personalized treatments. This study is aimed at gaining an understanding of the ability of point-of-care ultrasound (US) using the `Hemophilia Early Arthropathy Detection with Ultrasound´ (HEAD-US) protocol to detect abnormalities in joints without history of hemarthrosis and clinically asymptomatic joints of PWH...
February 15, 2018: Expert Review of Hematology
Poupak Rahimzadeh, Farnad Imani, Seyed Hamid Reza Faiz, Saeed Reza Entezary, Mahnaz Narimani Zamanabadi, Mahmoud Reza Alebouyeh
Introduction: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic joint disease that usually occurs in older people and leads to pain and disabilities. OA treatment ranges from drug therapy to surgery. Drug and rehabilitation therapy are preferred over surgery, and, especially, there is a tendency toward compounds causing regenerative changes in the knee joint. In the present study, the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection and prolotherapy (PRL) were examined on the level of pain and function of the knee joint in patients with OA...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Annette von Drygalski, Randy E Moore, Sonha Nguyen, Richard F W Barnes, Lena M Volland, Tudor H Hughes, Jiang Du, Eric Y Chang
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) is increasingly used by hemophilia providers to guide management; however, pathologic tissue differentiation with US is uncertain. We sought to determine the extent to which point-of-care musculoskeletal US can identify and discriminate pathologic soft tissue changes in hemophilic arthropathy. METHODS: Thirty-six adult patients with hemophilia A/B were prospectively enrolled. Point-of-care musculoskeletal US examinations were performed on arthropathic joints (16 knees, 10 ankles, and 10 elbows) using standard views by a musculoskeletal US-trained and certified hematologist, who recorded abnormal intra-articular soft tissue accumulation...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Jingchen Zhang, Liying Xiao, Lingying Tong, Chao Wan, Zhixiu Hao
Enzyme-induced articular cartilage degeneration resembling osteoarthritis was evaluated using a newly defined acoustic parameter, the "averaged magnitude ratio" (AMR), which has been suggested as an indicator of articular cartilage degeneration. In vitro experiments were conducted on porcine cartilage samples digested with trypsin for 2 h (n = 10) and 4 h (n = 13) and healthy control samples (n = 13). AMR was determined with 15- and 25-MHz ultrasound, and the integrated reflection coefficient (IRC) and apparent integrated backscattering coefficient (AIB) were also calculated for comparison...
January 15, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
S Nguyen, X Lu, Y Ma, J Du, E Y Chang, A von Drygalski
BACKGROUND: There is increasing demand for musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) to detect hemophilic joint bleeding, but there is uncertainty regarding blood detection concentration thresholds or if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more accurate. AIMS: Compare the sensitivity of blood detection by MSKUS and MRI. METHODS: Increasing blood concentrations in plasma were imaged with MSKUS and MRI 1-2 hours, 3-4 days and 7 days after blood withdrawal in vitro, and after injection into cadaveric pig joints...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Jong-Uk Mun, Hyung Rae Cho, Young Soon Choi, Young Uk Kim
RATIONALE: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a chronic joint degenerative disease. Intra-articular injection (IAI) of hyaluronic acid (HA) is widely used to treat KOA. However, some HA injections have no effect at all. Polynucleotides (PN) are recently noted as a valid substitute for HA. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 61-year-old female was admitted to the pain center with symptoms of pain over the knee and warmth feeling with stiffness in the left knee. The patient reported chronic severe pain in the left knee area despite 6 times IAI of HA...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Danveer Bhadu, Siddharth K Das, Archana Wakhlu, Urmila Dhakad, Meha Sharma
OBJECTIVE: To compare ultrasound-detected abnormalities, namely double contour sign (DCS) and hyperechoic aggregates (HAGs), at two sites (knee and first metatarsophalangeal [1st MTP] joints) versus six sites (knee joint, 1st MTP joint, radiocarpal joint, talar joint, patellar tendon and triceps tendon) in gout patients. METHODS: Forty-seven clinically diagnosed gout patients and 50 subjects (serum uric acid < 7 mg/dL) as controls were included. DCS was looked for at three articular cartilage sites (first metatarsal, tibiotalar and femoral condyle), whereas HAGs were looked for at one joint site (radiocarpal joint) and two tendon sites (patellar tendon and triceps tendon)...
February 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Stefano Lanni, E H Pieter van Dijkhuizen, Federica Vanoni, Stefania Viola, Francesca Magnaguagno, Gian Michele Magnano, Carlo Gandolfo, Angelo Ravelli, Clara Malattia
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the capacity of ultrasound (US) to detect improvement of synovial abnormalities induced by treatment in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: Eighty-three joints (33 knees, 22 tibiotalar, 10 wrists, 9 elbows, 9 subtalar joints) of 33 patients with new-onset JIA were assessed by US at study entry and 6 months after a therapeutic intervention. Each joint was scored for grey-scale (GS) and power Doppler (PD) abnormalities according to a 4-point semiquantitative scale...
November 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
David A Soto Quijano, Eduardo Otero Loperena
Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain is an important cause of lower back problems. Multiple SIJ injection techniques have been proposed over the years to help in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. However, the SIJ innervation is complex and variable, and truly intra-articular injections are sometimes difficult to obtain. Different sacroiliac joint injections have shown to provide pain relief in patients suffering this ailment. Various techniques for intraarticular injections, sacral branch blocks and radiofrequency ablation, both fluoroscopy guided and ultrasound guided are discussed in this paper...
February 2018: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan
INTRODUCTION: Intra-articular (IA) corticosteroid (CS) injections are commonly used in the treatment of osteoarthritis. However, they are rarely utilized in haemophilic arthropathy. In fact, the efficacy of this method in haemophilic arthropathy is frequently discussed and debated in clinical practice. AIM: To investigate the effectiveness of IA CS injections in patients with painful haemophilic arthropathy. METHODS: A review of the literature on the topic was performed...
February 2018: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
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