Ultrasound and X-ray in Detecting Articular Cartilage Calcification (chondro)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 6, 2010
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University Hospital, Limoges

November 20, 2008
November 25, 2008
September 6, 2010
May 2008
September 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Knee calcification detected by echography and radiography [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
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Calcification description and other localisations finding [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
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Ultrasound and X-ray in Detecting Articular Cartilage Calcification
Concordance Entre l'échographie du Genou et la Radiographie Standard Dans la détection Des Calcifications Dans le Cadre de la Chondrocalcinose Articulaire
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.

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

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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Articular Cartilage Calcification
Procedure: Echography
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September 2010
September 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patient> 70 years
  • articular pathology of the knee
  • consent signed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not covered by social security
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
70 Years and older   (Senior)
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CHU de Limoges
University Hospital, Limoges
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University Hospital, Limoges
September 2010

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