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HIGH RESOLUTION SONOGRAPHY- OSTEOARTHRITIS OF KNEE.


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1).O.A. KNEE

2).O.A.KNEE--- X- ray

 

3) NORMAL O.A. KNEE

CLINICAL FEATURES : 60y female presented with pain in the knee joint.

SONOGRAPHIC  FINDINGS :  Longitudinal sectional study (H.R.S)of medial condyles of tibia & femur including joint space shows (Image 1) small bony out growths (osteophytes) at junction of articular surface and condyles along with narrowing of joint space.Compare these sonographic osteophytes with X-ray (Image 2). See the normal smooth outlines of condyles ,articular surface with out osteophyte in normal knee for comparison( image 3).

DIAGNOSIS : Sonographic diagnosis of O.A.KNEE.

DISCUSSION : High resolution (H.R.)sonographic diagnosis of oasteoarthritis of knee is easy, once familiar with normal  sonographic morphology of knee joint. Narrow joint space, presence of  osteophytes are hallmark for osteoarthritis .H.R.sonography is not only useful in diagnosis but also reveal bursitis/synovial effusions ,if any. 

 SUBMITTED BY :   Dr.M.Adinarayana raoM.D.(Radio-Diagnosis)

 



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