synovial effusion

synovial effusion

An excess of synovial fluid in a joint, often due to inflammation. See Synovial fluid analysis.
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Some indications for carpal ultrasonography are painful carpus joint; joint swelling to check for synovial effusion and thickening of the joint capsule; inconclusive radiographic evaluation, pre-surgical carpal planning; quick assessment in the field; previous treatment failure; and to evaluate the thickness of articular cartilage in foals (incomplete ossification) (REEDING, 2001a; REEDING, 2001b).
Synovitis or synovial effusion grade 2 or 3 (as detected by US) was significantly associated with the progression of JSN.
Synovial effusion and Hoffa's fat pad synovitis were measured at baseline (P-0) or 1 year prior to baseline (P-1).
MRI confirmed the lytic lesion in the patella and showed synovial effusion (Figure 3).
Reduction of synovial effusion and inflammation in 1 month: Hyal-Joint was demonstrated to be particularly effective for the treatment of patients with OA/synovitis.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted in young horses diagnosed with osteochondritis dissecans, treatment with Hyal-Joint oral supplements for 60 days reduced the level of synovial effusion and, as a result, increased the concentration of hyaluronic acid in the synovial fluid.
MRI studies that followed indicated disc bulges at L3/4 and LS/S1 with thecal sac indentation, disc bulges at C3/4 and 5/5, a posterior central disc herniation at C5/6, supraspinatus tendinosis of the left shoulder and a small synovial effusion of the left knee.
The volume of synovial effusion was scored using a 3-point scale: grade 0 was considered to be a normal joint; grade 1 was fluid collections of <10 mm depth in the retropatellar bursa measured transversely in the midline sagittal T2-weighted image; and grade 2 was fluid collection measuring >10 mm transversely.
In large part, the main use of MSKUS in SpA is for the detection of peripheral joint pathology, similar to RA, with synovial effusions, hypertrophy, and increased Doppler signal.