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Longitudinal ultrasound and clinical follow-up of Baker's cysts injection with steroids in knee osteoarthritis.
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PMID:  22200813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study was conducted to assess ultrasound (US) and clinical changes of Baker's cyst (BC) of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) after steroid injection. Patients with knee OA complicated with symptomatic BC (40) were treated with US-guided direct (posterior) aspiration. The injection of 40 mg triamcynolone acetonide was in 20 patients direct into the BC and in other 20 subjects intra-articular (anterior). BC diameters (longitudinal, transverse, and thickness) were measured and followed up with US at baseline, 2, 4, and 8 weeks after injection. Swelling, pain, and range motion were scored at clinical examination with Rauschning and Lindgren classification (RLC, since 0 normal to 3 maximal signs). All US measures of BC and RLC significantly decreased after treatment, in comparison to baseline (p < 0.001) and during the follow-up, did not change through the time (no significant difference between 2, 4, and 8 weeks). At 4 and 8 weeks, diameters measured at US are lower when BC is directly infiltrated in comparison to intra-articular injection (p < 0.01). US steroid direct injection reduces US measures and clinics of BC in knee OA, in particular, when steroid is directly infiltrated into BC.
Francesca Bandinelli; Roberto Fedi; Sergio Generini; Francesco Porta; Antonio Candelieri; Alessandro Mannoni; Massimo Innocenti; Marco Matucci Cerinic
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-9949     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Rheumatology AOUC, Denothe Centre, Department of Biomedicine, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 18, IT, 50139, Florence, Italy,
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