Table 1

US7 score components

WristMCP/PIP II+IIIMTP II+VJoint region (range)
US7 synovitis sum score in GSUS (grade 0–3)Dorso-median Ulnar
Palmo-median
PalmarDorsal9 (min: 0–max: 27)
US7 synonitis sum score in PDUS (grade 0–3)Dorso-median Ulnar
Palmo-median
Dorsal and palmarDorsal13 (min: 0–max: 39)
US7 tenosynovitis/paratenonitis sum score in GSUS (absent=0 present=1)Dorso-median Ulnar
Palmo-median
Dorsal and palmar (in level of MCP II+III)7 (min: 0–max: 7)
US7 tenosynovitis/paratenonitis sum score in PDUS (grade 0–3)Dorso-median Ulnar
Palmo-median
Dorsal and palmar (in level of MCP II+III)7 (min: 0–max: 21)
US7 erosion sum score in GSUS (absent=0 present=1)Dorsal and palmar (only radial at MCP II)Dorsal and plantar (only lateral at MTP V)14 (min: 0–max: 14)
  • GSUS, grey-scale ultrasound; MCP, metacarpophalangeal; MTP, metatarsophalangeal; PDUS, power Doppler ultrasound; PIP, proximal interphalangeal; US, ultrasound.