Synovial fluid in the hindfoot and ankle: detection of amount and distribution with US.

@article{Nazarian1995SynovialFI,
  title={Synovial fluid in the hindfoot and ankle: detection of amount and distribution with US.},
  author={Levon N. Nazarian and Nandkumar M. Rawool and Catherine E Martin and Mark E. Schweitzer},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={197 1},
  pages={275-8}
}
PURPOSE To determine the amount and distribution of synovial fluid detectable with ultrasonography (US) of the hindfoot and ankle in asymptomatic volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS US was performed with a 7.5- or 10-MHz linear transducer of 60 hindfeet and ankles in 30 volunteers. Presence and amount of fluid were assessed in the ankle joint recesses, adjacent bursae, and tendon sheaths. Symmetry of bilateral fluid was evaluated. RESULTS Fluid was detected in the anterior recess in 20 ankles… CONTINUE READING