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Detection of plantar tenosynovitis of the forefoot by ultrasound in patients with early arthritis.
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PMID:  8533047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinical examination, dorsoplantar radiographs and transverse sonographic scans of the plantar region of the forefoot were performed on 35 healthy individuals as well as 25 patients with inflammatory joint disease and forefoot symptoms. The ultrasound revealed twenty plantar flexor tenosynovitides in 12 of the 25 patients. In 14 out of the 20 tenosynovitides there was no metatarsophalangeal effusion in the same digit. Thus, also plantar tenosynovitis and not only metatarsophalangeal arthritis can promote symptoms of the forefoot. Only in eight of the 20 tenosynovitides the clinical examination was positive. Ultrasound is a more objective procedure than clinical examination in diagnosing plantar tenosynovitis. This finding has not only a diagnostic but also a therapeutic implication.
J M Koski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of rheumatology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0300-9742     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-02-01     Completed Date:  1996-02-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0321213     Medline TA:  Scand J Rheumatol     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mikkeli Central Hospital, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis / complications*
Foot Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Physical Stimulation
Tenosynovitis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  ultrasonography*

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