Sounding Out Arthritis #3: Enthesitis of the Achilles Tendon
(VIDEO) First, a live demonstration of ultrasound probe placement to examine the Achilles tendon for enthesitis. Then, a narrated series of still slides and films showing normal and abnormal views from the ultrasound monitor.
Sounding Out Arthritis #2: Ultrasound-Guided Ankle Injection
(VIDEO) A demonstration of injection technique, followed by narrated ultrasound images from an actual procedure, show how to use ultrasound to guide aspiration and injection of the tibiotalar joint.
Synovitis Common in Ultrasounds of RA Patients in "Remission"
Residual synovitis is often seen on ultrasounds of rheumatoid arthritis patients. It may hint at relapse.
Ultrasound Detects GCA Better Than Temporal Artery Biopsy
(EULAR 2014) A comparative study has found cranial ultrasound more sensitive and no less specific than temporal artery biopsy, the current gold standard, for diagnosing giant cell arteritis.
Sounding Out Arthritis #1: Ultrasound-Guided Shoulder Injection
(VIDEO) In this brief demonstration and slide show, rheumatologist Paul DeMarco MD shows how to use ultrasound to guide a glenohumeral joint injection.
RN Practice Poll #4: Low Back Pain and Sciatica
Retirement-age female patient. Recent low back pain, intermittent sciatica. All initial signs normal. What tests would you order?
Imaging the Earliest Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Could MRI detect the early signs of danger in patients who have not yet manifested symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis? New research suggests it can.
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