Osteoarthritis.Transverse view of the femoral trochlea in a patient with patello-femoral involvement shows inhomogeneous echogenicity and non-uniform thinning of the articular cartilage,with conspicuously uneven profile of the osteo-chondral interface

Rheumatoid arthritis.Longitudinal dorsal scan of a metacarpophalangeal joint. Severe cartilage damage involving all the cartilage layer of the metacarpal head. Power Doppler technique shows active pannus invading the subchondral bone. m = metacarpal head; p = proximal phalanx

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