DOI: 10.1093/qjmed/hcad069.722 ISSN:

Role of Ultrasonography in Assessment of Painful Ankle

Lilian Michel Ayad Geryes, Marwa Ibrahim Mohamed, Ahmed Mohamed Bassiouny
  • General Medicine


Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) imaging is becoming more and more popular in the evaluation and management of various problems in rheumatology.

Aim of work

to document the prevalence and spectrum of MSKUS findings at different parts of the ankle in patients complaining of ankle pain.

Patients and Methods

- This study was carried out at the Radiology Department, Ain shams University Hospitals. Twenty-eight patients with ankle pain underwent ultrasound (US) examination.


abnormalities were found in 54% of the examinations performed. The abnormalities were more common in female patients accounting for 57 % of the abnormalities detected. The most common finding was joint effusion/synovitis seen in 26% of the patients.


ankle US was able to identify a large number of pathologies. This demonstrates the usefulness of US in the evaluation of a patient with ankle pain.

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