Do ankle, hindfoot, and heel ultrasound findings predict the symptomatology and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis patients?
Oana Șerban/ Iulia Papp/ Corina Delia Bocșa/ Mihaela Cosmina Micu/ Maria Bădărînză/ Adriana Albu/ Daniela Fodor
Abstract Objectives: To evaluate the ankle, hindfoot, and heel changes (determined by physical examination, ultrasound and baropodometry) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, to compare the findings with healthy subjects, and to analyze if these findings are associated with ankle pain and could affect the quality of life. Methods: We enrolled 35 rheumatoid arthritis patients and 35 healthy controls, and evaluated their ankles (tibiotalar joints, tendons), hindfeet (talonavicular, subtalar join(..)
Published Online: 15-June-2020