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One year in review: ultrasound in arthritis


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  1. Department of Rheumatology, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain. enaredo@ser.es
  2. Department of Rheumatology, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

CER9239
2016 Vol.34, N°1
PI 0001, PF 0010
One year in review

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PMID: 26892798 [PubMed]

Received: 10/01/2016
Accepted : 13/01/2016
In Press: 10/02/2016
Published: 10/02/2016

Abstract

Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) has become a relevant part of rheumatology practice and research because it substantially allows us to optimize management of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. This non-invasive imaging modality is a valuable point-of-care tool to accurately evaluate intra-articular and periarticular structures involved in a wide range of rheumatic diseases in adults and children. In addition, MSUS is an invaluable bedside aid for guiding accurate and safe musculoskeletal aspirations, injections and biopsies. This review provides an overview of the literature of the last year on the role of MSUS in arthritis.

Rheumatology Article