Clinical application of musculoskeletal ultrasound in osteoarthritis

Pei I. Kuo, Kai Len Tsai, Chi Sheng Chiou, Tzu Min Lin, Yun Sheng Chang, Shu Hung Wang, Chi Ching Chang

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Abstract

This review mainly discuss about the clinical application of musculoskeletal ultrasound in osteoarthritis and latest updates about the osteoarthritis. The musculoskeletal ultrasound in osteoarthritis mainly detect cartilage changes, synovitis and surrounded soft tissues changes. It can be used in invasive procedures such as echo-guided aspiration. Ultrasound offers several advantages in clinical practice and it is more patient friendly in term of price and radiation. Therefore, some experts in rheumatology suggested musculoskeletal ultrasound can be used as a follow-up tool in osteoarthritis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-423
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine of Taiwan
Volume25
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014

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