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Table 3 US and clinical examination in the detection of tenosynovitis of finger flexor tendons in 33 patients with early rheumatoid arthritis

From: A comparison of ultrasound and clinical examination in the detection of flexor tenosynovitis in early arthritis

Tenosynovitis   Ultrasound examination
Clinical examination   Positive Negative
Tenderness Positive 14 9
  Negative 2 8
Crepitus Positive 9 4
  Negative 7 13
Swelling Positive 4 0
  Negative 12 17
At least one symptom Positive 15 10
  Negative 1 7
At least two sympton Positive 11 3
  Negative 5 14
All three findings Positive 1 0
  Negative 15 17
Specialist diagnostic Positive 12 4
  Negative 4 13