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2021 Apr 29

Pediatr Rheumatol Online J



Musculoskeletal ultrasound assessment in pediatric knee hypermobility: a case control study.


Ballenger LR, Moore-Clingenpeel M, Oberle EJ
Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2021 Apr 29; 19(1):58.
PMID: 33926491.


While musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) use in pediatric rheumatology is becoming more common, the majority of pediatric MSUS literature continues to focus on ultrasound findings in healthy children and juvenile idiopathic arthritis with little discussion of other musculoskeletal problems that may mimic arthritis such as joint hypermobility. Chronic joint pain related to hypermobility is a common referral to pediatric rheumatology clinics. Our aim is to describe the musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) characteristics of the knee in a population with joint hypermobility and pain in comparison to control participants.