Author | Paul DeMarco MD


Sounding Out Arthritis #7: Ultrasound-Guided Knee Injection

June 10, 2015

This two-part video demonstrates how to use ultrasound to guide viscosupplementation or steroid injection of the arthritic knee, interspersed with the corresponding ultrasound images.

Sounding Out Arthritis #6: Synovitis

December 19, 2014

Positioning of the probe is "three-quarters of the battle" in diagnosing synovitis of the wrist or hand, says Dr. DeMarco in this video. But gel technique and pressure are crucial to gaining accurate clinical information from ultrasound imaging of this condition.

Definite Differences in Diagnosis? My Best News From ACR2014

November 21, 2014

(ACR2014) Our rheumatologist correspondent found three issues of particular interest: a biomarker test that has gone quickly to market, new diagnostic criteria for gout, and the potential of ultrasound for Sjögren syndrome.

ACR's New Guidelines on RA: What's New for You

November 19, 2014

(ACR2014) To this rheumatologist in attendance, the early announcement of changes to rheumatoid arthritis guidelines -- and some of the changes themselves -- were the big surprise of the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting.