Table 2

Sum of scores for the 2nd to the 5th metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints with respect to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scores of tenosynovitis and synovial membrane hypertrophy and clinical assessment of swollen and tender joints (34 patients)

MRI tenosynovitisMRI synovial membrane hypertrophySwollen joint countTender joint count
BaselineOne yearBaselineOne yearBaselineOne yearBaselineOne year
RA group (n=21)3 (0–8)2.5  (0–7)10  (0–25)12  (4–18)2.5  (0–7)0  (0–2)2-150 6  (0–8)0  (0–8)**
PA group (n=8)0 (0–4)0 (0–2)4 (2–6)6 (2–10)1 (0–5)0 (0)2-150 6 (2–8)0 (0–8)2-150
New-RA group (n=5)3.5  (0–4)1 (0–8)6 (0–12)8 (0–15)2 (0–3)0 (0)5 (2–7)0 (0–8)
  • 2-150 p<0.05 and **p<0.001, significant change from baseline (Wilcoxon matched pairs test)