Ultrasound and X-ray in Detecting Articular Cartilage Calcification (chondro)
Prospective study with an echography of the 2 knees and radiography of the 2 knees (front and profile) for each patient. If found calcification on ultrasound further examination with ultrasound wrists, hips and shoulders.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Concordance Entre l'échographie du Genou et la Radiographie Standard Dans la détection Des Calcifications Dans le Cadre de la Chondrocalcinose Articulaire|
- Knee calcification detected by echography and radiography [ Time Frame: Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Calcification description and other localisations finding [ Time Frame: Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Osteo-articular echography is currently recognized as an important development among rheumatologists.
Chondrocalcinosis, which can promote joint inflammation and cartilage degeneration, is highly prevalent in elderly subjects.
Osteo-articular echography is currently reconized as an important development among rheumatologists and can efficiently use to detect Chondrocalcinosis.
The aim of this study is to find a correlation between radiography and echography in detecting CPPD crystal deposition, on a sample of patients and more important with a new generation of ultrasound with a probe superficial performance.
166 patients will be enrolled in this trial and an echography and a radiography of the 2 knees (front and profile) will be done for each patient.
Ih the echography show a calcification, further exams with wrists, hips shoulders echographies will be conducted.
In case of liquid epanchement, analysis of the liquid will be carried in order to eliminate the differential diagnostic including septic arthritis