Can ultrasonography detect tendon involvement in gout?

Updated: Jan 26, 2021
  • Author: Bruce M Rothschild, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Ultrasonography has good sensitivity and specificity for detecting tendon involvement, which occurs frequently in gout. In a controlled study by Ventura-Rios et al, which included 80 patients with gout, intra-tendinous tophi were found in tendon insertions at the distal patella, quadriceps, Achilles, and proximal patella. [114]


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