Retrocalcaneal Bursitis Precedes or Accompanies Achilles Tendon Enthesitis in the Early Phase of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord 2018 5;11:1179544118781094. Epub 2018 Jun 5.
Division of Allergy and Rheumatology, Japanese Red Cross Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan.
The consecutive reports and stored images of ultrasound examinations for 100 symptomatic ankles of 74 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were reviewed for the presence or absence of retrocalcaneal bursitis (RCB) and Achilles tendon enthesitis (ATE). The ankles were classified into 4 categories based on the presence or absence of RCB or ATE. The number of RCB(-)/ATE(-), RCB(+)/ATE(-), RCB(+)/ATE(+), and RCB(-)/ATE(+) ankles was 62, 16, 12, and 10, respectively. Read More