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Table 1 Overview of the sonographic regions scanned

From: Evaluation of the novel ultrasound score for large joints in psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis: six month experience in daily clinical practice

Region Plane Grade 0 Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
Shoulder Dorsal transverse Normal Effusion/synovitis in external rotation only Effusion/synovitis in external and internal rotation Remarkable convex JCD
Shoulder Axillary longitudinal Normal Joint capsule distension (JCD) concave JCD straight JCD convex
Elbow Humero-radial Normal JCD parallel to the humerus JCD straight JCD convex
Elbow Humerulnar Normal JCD paralel to the humerus JCD straight JCD convex
Elbow Olecranon fossa Normal Olecranon fossa partially filled Fossa olecrani completely filled JCD convex above the olecranon fossae
Hip Anterior longitudinal Normal JCD concave JCD straight JCD convex
Knee Suprapatellar longitudinal Normal JCD parallel to the humerus JCD straight JCD convex
Knee Medial/lateral longitudinal Normal JCD parallel to bone no distension over the joint space JCD parallel to bone distension above the joint space JCD convex above the joint space
Knee Posterior Normal Slight JCD over the jointspace JCD parallel to bone, distension over the joint space JCD convex above the joint space