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Accuracy and clinical effects improved with ultrasound-guided vs landmark arthrocentesis

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August 2016

Accuracy and clinical effects improved with ultrasound-guided vs landmark arthrocentesis

Vol: 5| Issue: 8| Number:21| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Ultrasound-guided versus landmark in knee arthrocentesis: A systematic review

Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2016 Apr;45(5):627-32

Contributing Authors:
T Wu Y Dong HX Song Y Fu JH Li

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Nine studies (7 RCTs and 2 nRCTs) were selected for inclusion in this meta-analysis to evaluate to accuracy and clinical effects of ultrasound-guided arthrocentesis versus landmark-guided arthrocentesis. Accuracy was significantly higher with ultrasound-guided arthrocentesis compared landmark-guided arthrocentesis. Pooled results for both pain during arthrocentesis and at 2 week follow-up also dem...

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