Table 1

The joints presently assessed and the scans used for the semiquantitative scoring (0–3) of B-mode and power Doppler

JointsScanning and joint positioning
Metacarpophalangeal 1–5Dorsal, longitudinal
The hand resting on a small table with fingers
extended
Wrist; radiocarpal and intercarpalDorsal, longitudinal, at the level of lunate and capitate
The hand resting on a small table
Wrist; radioulnarDorsal, longitudinal, at the level of the distal ulna
The hand resting on a small table
Elbow*Anterior, longitudinal, at the level of distal humerus
and proximal radius
The elbow fully extended
Knee*Anterior longitudinal and lateral longitudinal of the suprapatellar recess
and the lateral recess
The patients resting on a bench with active
extension of the knee
Ankle*Anterior, longitudinal, at the mid-part of the joint
The patient resting with knee flexed approximately
90° and the foot resting on the bench
Metatarsophalangeal 1–5Dorsal, longitudinal
The patient resting with knee flexed approximately
90° and the foot resting on the bench
  • * Only B-mode assessments were performed.