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Sounding Out Arthritis #3: Enthesitis of the Achilles Tendon

Sounding Out Arthritis #3: Enthesitis of the Achilles Tendon

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The third video in our series on ultrasound in rheumatology focuses again on the ankle region, this time examining it for signs of enthesitis.

The Achilles tendon is a critical area for the development of enthesitis, says Paul DeMarco MD during his introduction. He demonstrates how to assess the region's architecture by sweeping through two perpendicular planes, followed by a series of actual patient films demonstrating and comparing normal and abnormal features.

Dr. DeMarco who is a partner at Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates in Wheaton MD and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

 
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