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Ultrasound detection of knee patellar enthesitis: a comparison with magnetic resonance imaging
  1. M Kamel1,
  2. H Eid3,
  3. R Mansour2
  1. 1Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  2. 2Dr Fakhry and Almuhawis Hospital, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia
  3. 3Menofyia University, Egypt
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr M Kamel;

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The diagnosis of enthesitis in clinical practice is difficult and usually based on conventional radiographic findings, which are not helpful in most cases.1 We previously reported that ultrasound (US) was sensitive in detecting peculiar pathological features of enthesitis around the heel.2 Furthermore, we have continued to study the efficacy of ultrasonographic diagnosis of enthesitis of other tendon and ligament insertion sites.


Sixteen patients (10 male, six female, mean age 45.6 years) with a diagnosis of seronegative arthropathy were recruited from the population for the study. Their mean disease duration was 6.3 years. They had seronegative arthropathy and knee enthesopathy without typical conventional radiographic evidence. An HDI 3000 ATL US machine (Advanced …

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