Ultrasonography of the hip in the evaluation of children with seronegative juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Friedman2002UltrasonographyOT,
  title={Ultrasonography of the hip in the evaluation of children with seronegative juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Samara Friedman and Martin A Gruber},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={629-32}
}
OBJECTIVE To find an objective measure of hip joint effusion with ultrasound (US) in patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). METHODS The hip joints of 24 children with JRA were evaluated with US. All patients were negative for rheumatoid factor and antinuclear antibodies. Patients with unilateral or bilateral hip pain, swelling, or limitation of range of motion were included. In each hip, the distance from the femoral neck to joint capsule was measured. Values were compared to… CONTINUE READING

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