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Intraarticular corticosteroid injection into rheumatoid arthritis knees improves extensor muscles strength

Geborek, Pierre LU ; Månsson, Bengt LU ; Wollheim, Frank LU and Moritz, Ulrich LU (1990) In Rheumatology International 9(6). p.265-270
Abstract
Eleven arthritic knee joints in seven patients with rheumatoid arthritis were studied before and after intraarticular injection of a corticosteroid preparation. Extensor muscle torque and quantitative electromyography increased on days 7 and 14 after treatment, indicating that muscle function had been inhibited by synovitis. Clinical signs of synovitis, such as pain, range of motion and knee circumference, also improved. Synovial fluid withdrawal alone improved extensor muscle torque. Joints with instability and/or radiological cartilage involvement also improved.
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Synovial fluid volume, EMG, Knee joint, Extensor torque, Local corticosteroid, Synovitis, Rheumatoid arthritis
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Rheumatology International
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9
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6
pages
265 - 270
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Springer
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  • pmid:2315606
  • scopus:0025272613
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1437-160X
DOI
10.1007/BF00541322
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English
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  abstract     = {Eleven arthritic knee joints in seven patients with rheumatoid arthritis were studied before and after intraarticular injection of a corticosteroid preparation. Extensor muscle torque and quantitative electromyography increased on days 7 and 14 after treatment, indicating that muscle function had been inhibited by synovitis. Clinical signs of synovitis, such as pain, range of motion and knee circumference, also improved. Synovial fluid withdrawal alone improved extensor muscle torque. Joints with instability and/or radiological cartilage involvement also improved.},
  author       = {Geborek, Pierre and Månsson, Bengt and Wollheim, Frank and Moritz, Ulrich},
  issn         = {1437-160X},
  keyword      = {Synovial fluid volume,EMG,Knee joint,Extensor torque,Local corticosteroid,Synovitis,Rheumatoid arthritis},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {265--270},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Rheumatology International},
  title        = {Intraarticular corticosteroid injection into rheumatoid arthritis knees improves extensor muscles strength},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00541322},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {1990},
}