Ultrasonography of the subtalar and midtarsal joints

J Rheumatol. 1993 Oct;20(10):1753-5.


An ultrasonographic method for detecting intraarticular effusion in subtalar and midtarsal joints was developed. An unechogenic zone in these joints is a sign of intraarticular effusion or synovitis. It is also possible to inject glucocorticoid into these small joints with the guidance of ultrasonography.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / diagnostic imaging
  • Arthrography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Reference Values
  • Subtalar Joint / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tarsal Joints / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ultrasonography