Part I of the Knee Pathology series begins with the assessment of knee joint effusions, joint recesses, and the differentiation of synovitis from effusion. Pathologies include synovial proliferation in suprapatellar recess, rheumatoid arthritis knee with erosions and hypervascularity, and inflammatory synovitis. The module progresses to the sonographic appearance of early meniscal degeneration, tears, degeneration and extrusion with case examples. Additional topics include parameniscal cysts, knee joint and femorotibial osteoarthritis, trochlear cartilage, medial collateral ligament tears, and the ultrasound appearance of proximal tibial/fibula joint ganglia. The module concludes with a discussion of patellar tendinosis, tears, tendon rupture, and Osgood Schlatter disease.
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This module is approved for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.