Ultrasonographic analysis in knee osteoarthritis: evaluation of inter-observer reliability.

@article{Bevers2012UltrasonographicAI,
  title={Ultrasonographic analysis in knee osteoarthritis: evaluation of inter-observer reliability.},
  author={Karen Bevers and Manon C. Zweers and Cornelia H M van den Ende and Henk A M Martens and Elien A. M. Mahler and Johannes W J Bijlsma Bijlsma and Richard J. Wakefield and Frank H. J. van den Hoogen and Alfons A. den Broeder},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={673-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Evidence for the validity of US in detecting structural joint pathology in OA is increasing. However, despite the rapidly emerging field of US in OA, few studies have reported on the inter-observer reliability of US to date. The objective of this study was to assess inter-observer reliability of ultrasonography (US) in the evaluation of specifically defined features in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. METHODS US was performed independently by two rheumatologists in 60 outpatients… CONTINUE READING

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