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Comparing ultrasound with MRI and CT in measuring the plantar fascia.

Wu et al. (2019) concluded that the thickness measurements of the plantar fascia with ultrasound have a high degree of confidence and accuracy.
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The three types of calcifications in calcific tendinopathy.

On ultrasound (MSKUS) scans, calcific deposits of calcific tendinopathy most commonly appear hyperechoic. Three types have been described, based on the...

Calcific tendinopathy of the rectus femoris tendon: the ultrasound appearance.

Calcific tendinopathy of the rectus femoris tendon preferentially affects the proximal reflected head, is often idiopathic, but can be associated with...

The reliability of medial knee gap measurement with musculoskeletal ultrasound.

The results of the study authored by Slane et al. (2017) suggest that ultrasound (MSKUS) has potential as a method for measuring absolute medial gapping of...

The added value of MSK ultrasound in medial collateral ligament injury.

Ghosh et al. (2019) concluded that musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) appears to be an accurate and reliable initial diagnostic tool to evaluate for medial...

Lateral epicondylitis clinically presents as focal tenderness at the lateral epicondyle

Lateral epicondylitis clinically presents as focal tenderness at the lateral epicondyle with reduced strength with a resisted grip. The diagnosis is usually...

Ultrasound guided injections of the trochanteric bursa

Findings of the study published by Mitchell et al. (2018) demonstrate effectiveness of both palpation and image-guided injection of the trochanteric bursa...

Alternative patient positioning to improve the elbow ultrasound evaluation

SonoSkills / SonoScience co-authored an article which has been published recently and can be found here

Reverberation artifact in ultrasound imaging

The reverberation artifact occurs as a result of repetitive reflection back and forth between two highly reflective surfaces. In musculoskeletal ultrasound...

Anisotropy as most important pitfall in ultrasound imaging

Anisotropy is the most significant and commonly encountered artifact (potential pitfall / imaging mistake) with the superficial structures in musculoskeletal...

Weight bearing of the foot during ultrasound assessment: the added value

The results of the study done by Franettovich-Smith et al. (2018), with regards to ultrasound measurements of the intrinsic foot muscles (IFMs), highlight...

The anterior talofibular ligament ultrasound guided stress test

Mizrahi et al. (2018) have concluded that anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) stress shows significantly increased laxity among patients with clinical...

Ultrasound guided injection of the supraspinatus tendon or bursa SASD

An ultrasound guided injection (USG) of the subacromial-subdeltoid (SASD) bursa could be done by placing the transducer along the long axis of the...

The reliability of ultrasound assessment of the Achilles tendon

Ultrasound (US) assessments of the Achilles tendon are commonly used in clinical settings to differentiate between tendons with several pathologies such as...

The functional activation ratio to assess the transverse abdominus muscle with ultrasound

The inability to activate the transverse abdominus (TA) muscle in various positions could potentially be revealed as a risk factor for low back pain. Studies...

Diagnosing subcoracoidal impingement with dynamic ultrasound

The subcoracoid bursa is located between the coracoid process, the conjoint tendon (of the biceps short head and coracobrachialis) and the subscapularis, and...

Ultrasound guided injection of the pes anserinus bursa over a blind injection

The pes anserinus (PA) is the conjoint tendon of the sartorius, gracilis, and semitendinosus muscles, inserting onto the proximal anteromedial tibia...

Ultrasound of peripheral nerves: an article suggestion

Traumatic injury to limb peripheral nerves represents an important cause of morbidity and disability. Timely diagnosis and treatment are crucial to...

Ultrasound in knee osteoarthritis: the added value

Oo et al. (2016) conclude that ultrasound (US) is more sensitive than clinical examination and plain radiography in recognition of important abnormalities...