What are false positives and negatives in ultrasonography for septic arthritis (SA)?

Updated: May 12, 2016
  • Author: Lourdes Nunez-Atahualpa, MD; Chief Editor: Felix S Chew, MD, MBA, MEd  more...
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Known caveats of this imaging method is its operator dependability. The effusion characteristics can be difficult to differentiate from chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. [21]


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