ISSN: 0970-938X (Print) | 0976-1683 (Electronic)

Biomedical Research

An International Journal of Medical Sciences


Research on the application value of ultrasonography of the first metatarsophalangeal joint in the diagnosis of gout

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of the first metatarsophalangeal joint ultrasound examination received by gouty patients.

Methods: From May 2016 to May 2017, 55 cases of gouty patients who came to our hospital for diagnosis and treatment were selected as the research objects. Ultrasound examinations were done for patients’ bilateral first metatarsophalangeal joint, knee, ankle joint respectively. Ultrasound performances of three different locations were compared.

Results: The examination results showed that the abnormal frequency of ultrasound of bilateral first metatarsophalangeal joint was significantly higher than that of knee and ankle joint. The frequency of specific echocardiography in the first metatarsophalangeal joint was higher than that of the ankle joint and knee joint, and the difference had statistical significance.

Conclusion: The first metatarsophalangeal joint ultrasound diagnosis received by gouty patients has a higher accuracy, which helps to take timely treatment to promote rehabilitation and improve the life quality.

Author(s): Chunmei Xie, Yong Wang
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