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An objective assessment of synovitis of the knee: measurement of the size of the suprapatellar pouch on xeroradiography.
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PMID:  7436562     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Measurement of the size of the suprapatellar pouch of the knee appears to be a simple, useful, objective, and reproducible assessment of synovitis of the knee. Changes in the apparent size of the suprapatellar pouch have been shown to correlate closely with the volume of synovial fluid aspirated from the knee and with changes in circumferential measurements. Aspiration of 20 ml of fluid will produce a change in size significant at the 1% level. Lateral xeroradiographs were used in this study, as soft-tissue planes are more closely defined on xeroradiographs than on standard radiographs.
J M Gumpel; S A Matthews; D G Altman; J D Spencer; E A Wilkins
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the rheumatic diseases     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0003-4967     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Rheum. Dis.     Publication Date:  1980 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-26     Completed Date:  1981-01-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372355     Medline TA:  Ann Rheum Dis     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Knee Joint / radiography*
Synovial Fluid
Synovitis / radiography*

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