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Using musculoskeletal ultrasound in the diagnosis of metatarsal fractures.

According to Ebrahimi et al. (2019), musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) has high sensitivity, high specificity, a negative predictive value of about 100%,...

Using dynamic musculoskeletal sonography to assess the cubital tunnel for an ulnar nerve instability.

Cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS) is the second most common compressive neuropathy in the upper extremity. The use of physical examination alone has been shown...

Musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and interventional purposes in Quervain’s disease.

The first wrist compartment, formed by the tendons of the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis, is sometimes dived into two chambers due to...

Musculoskeletal ultrasound versus MRI in the detection of fatty degeneration of the rotator cuff muscles.

Fatty degeneration is a detrimental change in the muscles of the rotator cuff and is a negative prognostic factor in rotator cuff surgical reconstruction....

To image, or not to image, Achilles or patellar tendinopathy.

Asymptomatic athletes with Achilles and patellar tendon abnormalities at baseline, visualized using musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS), are more likely to...

The sense and nonsense of the greater trochanteric pain syndrome.

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is a very common “diagnosis”, which in fact is not a diagnosis at all, but more an aspecific umbrella...

Sports injury of the anterior talofibular ligament: how to enhance the reliability of the musculoskeletal ultrasound.

The anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is being affected in 65% of the cases in consequence of supination trauma and therefore one of the most prevalent...

The advantages of musculoskeletal ultrasound: zooming in on making left/right comparisons

Some advantages of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging over other medical imaging techniques are: 1) being more patient friendly; 2) absence of harmful...

The (sono)anatomy of the rotator cable linked to tendon pathology

The rotator cable is a thickened area of the rotator cuff that provides a path for force dispersion which helps to prevent tension overload within the...

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...