Does running cause metatarsophalangeal joint effusions? A comparison of synovial fluid volumes on MRI in athletes before and after running

Amy-Rose Kingston, Andoni P Toms, Subhadip Ghosh-Ray, Shelley Johnston-Downing

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The metatarsophalangeal joints (MTPJ) are the only joints that bear weight directly through synovium. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is an association between synovial stresses during running and increases in volume of joint fluid.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-504
Number of pages6
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2009


  • Adult
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrarthrosis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Metatarsophalangeal Joint
  • Prospective Studies
  • Running
  • Statistics, Nonparametric
  • Synovial Fluid

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