Musculoskeletal joint, Musculoskeletal bone, Musculoskeletal system, MR, Conventional radiography, Ultrasound, Education, Arthritides, Inflammation, Infection
K. Paramesparan, A. Shah, W. J. Rennie; Leicester/UK
dactylitis and arthritis are inherently manifestations of SpA.
Peripheral SpA can present to non rheumatologists and in these cases can be often misinterpreted and under-diagnosed by radiologists.Unexplained on going pain in a peripheral joint containing fibrocartilage should prompt the radiologist to check for imaging findings related to undiagnosed SpA.
Our pictorial review emphasises the importance of radiological assessment of extra-axial joints with findings of enthesitis and not forget SpA,
prompting early rheumatology referral.