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

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


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.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Arthralgia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Arthralgia / etiology*
  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / complications
  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee / complications
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee / diagnostic imaging
  • Rheumatic Diseases / complications*
  • Rheumatic Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Rheumatic Fever / complications
  • Rheumatic Fever / diagnostic imaging
  • Ultrasonography