[Ultrasound of the knee joint: normal values and changes in rheumatoid arthritis]

Ultraschall Med. 1990 Feb;11(1):40-3. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-1011527.
[Article in German]


The bursa suprapatellaris, infrapatellaris, the patella tendon, condylar cartilage, menisci and fossa poplitea were examined sonographically in 56 healthy persons in defined sections. References for normal findings are given. The examination of 22 patients with rheumatoid arthritis revealed joint effusions, Baker cysts, synovial hypertrophy, intraarticular septae and changes in the echogenicity of the synovial fluid.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / diagnosis*
  • Bursa, Synovial / pathology
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint / pathology*
  • Ligaments, Articular / pathology
  • Menisci, Tibial / pathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Reference Values
  • Synovial Membrane / pathology
  • Ultrasonography / methods*