synovial effusion

synovial effusion

An excess of synovial fluid in a joint, often due to inflammation. See Synovial fluid analysis.
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Sonographic findings such as synovial effusion or hypertrophy were also absent in the PIP joint (Figure 6).
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.
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.
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.