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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...

Hamstring injuries as an indication for ultrasound imaging

Proximal hamstring injuries are frequent among athletes, commonly involving their long myotendinous junction during an eccentric contraction. The long head...

The infrapatellar pad: an article suggestion

The infrapatellar pad, a fibro-adipose tissue, is gaining wide attention in the field of rheumatological research. As an extrasynovial tissue, the...

The added value of using ultrasound assessment in the Ottawa Foot and Ankle rules

Foot and ankle injuries are common injuries which are now almost universally assessed using the Ottawa Foot and Ankle Rules. Despite the use of such decision...

The Baker cyst: a bursa, a recess or a true cyst?

A popliteal or Baker cyst is not technically a true cyst, but more of a distended knee joint recess that in most adult people communicates with the...

Dynamic real time ultrasound of the clubfoot and ankle joint

Clubfoot is one of the most common congenital deformities (1 to 6/1000). Clubfoot is a complex 3D deformity. The foot is in equino-varus-adductus position...

Anatomy, pathology and guideline for scanning the spring ligament in the foot

The spring ligament (SL) complex is composed of the superomedial, medioplantar, and inferoplantar calcaneonavicular (CN) ligaments. The SL is one of the...