The paediatric wrist revisited: Redefining MR findings in healthy children

Lil Sofie Ording Müller, D. Avenarius, B. Damasio, O. P. Eldevik, C. Malattia, K. Lambot-Juhan, L. Tanturri, C. M. Owens, K. Rosendahl

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Objectives: During a multicentre study on juvenile idiopathic arthritis, wide variations were observed in bone shape, signal intensity and volume of joint fluid as shown by MRI which in part appeared to be unrelated to disease activity. A study was undertaken to examine these features in a cohort of healthy children. Methods: 88 children of mean age 9.8 years (range 5-15) underwent MRI imaging (T1-weighted Spin Echo and Spectral Selection Attenuated Inversion Recovery (SPAIR)) of the left wrist. The number of bony depressions, distribution and amount of joint fluid and the presence of bone marrow changes were assessed. Results: Bony depressions were present in all children, increasing with age from a mean of 4.0 in children aged 4-6 years to 9.2 in those aged 12-15 years (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-610
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Allergy


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