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Targeted musculoarticular sonography in the detection of joint effusions

V T Valley, S A Stahmer
Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2001, 8 (4): 361-7
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This article describes an advanced application for an established technology, specifically the use of bedside sonography in the assessment of the acutely painful joint in the emergency department. The sonographic windows for each of the axial synovial joints are outlined, with a brief discussion of commonly encountered pathologic conditions.

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