Journal club, Knee, Osteoarthritis, Synovial joints, Ultrasound, Uncategorized

Osteoarthritis of the knee: Three-dimensional ultrasound for analyzing synovial hypotrophy

Image is from academic paper:

Three-dimensional ultrasonographic application for analyzing synovial hypotrophy of the knee in patients with osteoarthritis

http://www.jultrasoundmed.org/content/27/5/729.full.pdf+html

Osteoarthritis: When cartilage on the ends of bones in joints gradually wears
away leading to pain, and stiffness (most often seen in hands, knees, hips and spine).

Common causes: Being overweight, injury, age

Treatment: There is no cure, so usually drugs (e.g., acetaminiphen, NSAIDs, or Narcotics), therapy or (cortisone shots) or surgery.

Reference:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/osteoarthritis/ds00019/dsection=treatments-and-drugs









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