Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Ultrasound ability in early diagnosis of stress fracture of metatarsal bone
  1. F Banal,
  2. F Etchepare,
  3. B Rouhier,
  4. C Rosenberg,
  5. V Foltz,
  6. S Rozenberg,
  7. A C Koeger,
  8. B Fautrel,
  9. P Bourgeois
  1. Service Rhumatologie Groupe, Hospitalier Pitié Salpêtrière, 47/83, boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75651 Paris, Cedex 13, France
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr F Banal

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

A 42 year old woman, with rheumatoid arthritis for 14 years, treated with leflunomide 20 mg/day and prednisolone 5 mg/day, had mechanical pain over the dorsum of the right foot for 3 weeks. She had increased her walking activities a couple of weeks before the pain started. On clinical examination, there was a marked swelling and painful area on the second metatarsal. Plain radiographs were normal.

Sonography of the foot was obtained with a Esaote MP system and a 7.5–13 MHz linear transducer. Only the dorsal aspect of the foot was required in a longitudinal and axial view. A hypoechoic haematoma with periosteal elevation …

View Full Text