Osteoarthritis of the knee: Three-dimensional ultrasound for analyzing synovial hypotrophy

Published on June 14, 2012

Image is from academic paper:

Three-dimensional ultrasonographic application for analyzing synovial hypotrophy of the knee in patients with osteoarthritis


Osteoarthritis: When cartilage on the ends of bones in joints gradually wears
away leading to pain, and stiffness (most often seen in hands, knees, hips and spine).

Common causes: Being overweight, injury, age

Treatment: There is no cure, so usually drugs (e.g., acetaminiphen, NSAIDs, or Narcotics), therapy or (cortisone shots) or surgery.


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