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Table 19 Knee: Study Characteristics

From: The accuracy of diagnostic ultrasound imaging for musculoskeletal soft tissue pathology of the extremities: a comprehensive review of the literature

Study Target Condition Number of studies (Systematic Review) Subjects Mean Age (years) Mean time from injury to ultrasound Ultrasound transducer frequency (MHz) Ultrasound reviewers
Diagnostic Study        
Bianchi et al., 1994 [104] Tendinopathy/Tear - 29 41 N/S 7.5 RAD
Garrick et al., 2008 [107] Tendinopathy/Tear - 63 N/S N/S 10 to 14 RAD
Sekiya et al., 2010 [114] Tendinopathy/Tear; Ligament Injury - 16 N/S N/S 10 to 14 RAD
Warden et al., 2007 [120] Tendinopathy/Tear - 30 27 N/S 10 to 14 RAD
Ward et al., 2001 [119] Baker’s Cyst - 36 46 78 days 7.0 to 10 RAD
Derks et al., 1986 [105] Plica syndrome - 38 N/S N/S 7.5 RAD
Paczesny et al., 2009 [110] Plica Syndrome - 88 20 6 months 12 Non-RAD
Fuchs et al., 2002 [106] Ligament Injury - 193 N/S N/S 10 to 14 RAD
Khan et al., 2006 [108] Ligament Injury; Meniscal Tear - 60 35 N/S 7.5 RAD
Ptasznik et al., 1995 [112] Ligament Injury - 37 27 3.3 weeks 7.5 RAD
Skovgaard et al., 2000 [116] Ligament Injury - 62 29.2 9 days 7.0 RAD
Alizadeh et al., 2013 [102] Meniscal Tear - 37 43.5 N/S 14 RAD
Azzoni et al., 2002 [103] Meniscal Tear - 216 27.5 N/S 7.5 to 10 RAD
Najafi et al., 2006 [109] Meniscal Tear - 100 N/S N/S 6.5 RAD
Park et al., 2008 [79] Meniscal Tear - 22 50.4 N/S 7.5 to 15 RAD
Shetty et al., 2008 [115] Meniscal Tear - 35 47 N/S 5.0 to 13 RAD
Wareluk et al., 2012 [121] Meniscal Tear - 80 36.2 <1 month 6.0 to 12 Non-RAD
Rutten et al., 1998 [113] Meniscal cyst/Meniscal Tear - 50 51 N/S 7.5 N/S
Sorrentino et al., 2007 [117] Meniscal cyst - 104 43 N/S 7 to 12 RAD
Visser et al., 2013 [118] Nerve Injury - 103 53 5 weeks 7 to 18 N/S
- Bursitis - - - - - -
- Ganglion - - - - - -
- ITB friction - - - - - -
- HFPS - - - - - -
- Retinacula - - - - - -
  1. N/S not stated; RAD Radiologist; ITB iliotibial band; HFPS Hoffer’s fat pad syndrome