The optimal assessment of the rheumatoid arthritis hindfoot: a comparative study of clinical examination, ultrasound and high field MRI

Richard J. Wakefield, J. E. Freeston, Philip O'Connor, Naomi Reay, Adam Budgen, E. M.A. Hensor, Philip S. Helliwell, Paul Emery, James Woodburn

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Abstract

The aim of this pilot study was to compare clinical examination (CE) and ultrasound (US) with high field MRI (as the reference standard) for the detection of rearfoot and midtarsal joint synovitis and secondly tenosynovitis of the ankle tendons in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Patients with RA (as determined by the modified American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria) with symptoms of midfoot and rearfoot disease were recruited. Demographic data were collected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1678-1682
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Rheumatic Diseases : the EULAR journal
Volume67
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008

Keywords

  • MRI
  • rheumatology
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • ultrasound

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