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musculoskeletal sonography

Claudia Kasales, Darci Wall, Nora Harer, Sheryl Goss
Musculoskeletal injuries have been and remain a significant issue for sonographers. Despite its importance, the topic of musculoskeletal injury in sonographers has received little attention in the radiology literature. Our goal is to bring this extremely important issue to the forefront, with the hope of initiating conversations and actions leading to improved workplace practices for sonographers.
March 5, 2018: Ultrasound Quarterly
Christina Garving, Sascha Jakob, Isabel Bauer, Rudolph Nadjar, Ulrich H Brunner
BACKGROUND: Shoulder pain is the third most common musculoskeletal complaint in orthopedic practice. It is usually due to a defect of the rotator cuff and/or an impingement syndrome. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent literature retrieved by a selective search of the Medline database. RESULTS: Patients with shoulder impingement syndrome suffer from painful entrapment of soft tissue whenever they elevate the arm. The pathological mechanism is a structural narrowing in the subacromial space...
November 10, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
Naveed Baloch, Obada Hussein Hasan, Mir Muzamil Jessar, Soichi Hattori, Shin Yamada
Ultrasonography (US) is a safe and noninvasive imaging modality that is gaining popularity in different medical and surgical fields. Its introduction in musculoskeletal and sports medicine has taken this advanced subspecialty to a higher level. It has the advantage over other imaging techniques with regards to ease of use, availability, comfort and cost. Not to mention, in terms of safety profile, patients are not exposed to radiations, like in x-rays, and it can be performed on patients with metal or pacemaker implants, which are contraindicated in MRI...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
Manish Dhyani, Shawn C Roll, Matthew W Gilbertson, Melanie Orlowski, Arash Anvari, Qian Li, Brian Anthony, Anthony E Samir
BACKGROUND: There is a significantly high rate of work-related musculsokeletal injuries in sonography professionals. To date, assessment of risk factors for work- related injuries in sonographers has been based primarily on surveys, subjective reports, and observational methods. There is a need to develop quantitative techniques to better understand risk factors and develop preventive interventions. OBJECTIVE: We pilot tested a high-resolution force-measuring probe capable of precisely measuring forces applied through the transducer by sonographers and used this novel direct measurement technique to evaluate forces during abdominal imaging...
2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
Anupama Tandon, Sakshi Dewan, Shuchi Bhatt, A K Jain, Rima Kumari
PURPOSE: Adhesive capsulitis (AC) of the shoulder has been a diagnosis of exclusion on sonography due to lack of specific diagnostic criteria. This study prospectively assesses the efficacy of sonography using multiple static and dynamic parameters for diagnosis of AC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Shoulder sonography was performed independently by two musculoskeletal radiologists on 90 subjects (60 symptomatic and 30 controls). All symptomatic subjects were subjected to an MRI...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
Chase Dukes, Thomas Melton, Eric Turner, Andrew Jackson, Jason Grassbaugh, John Slevin, Edward D Arrington, Josef K Eichinger
INTRODUCTION: Sonography is an effective method of diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions, and the use of ultrasound has been shown to improve the accuracy, safety, and efficacy of both therapeutic and diagnostic injections. In 2012, we established an injection clinic at our institution to address our growing need for diagnostic and therapeutic injections. METHODS: We performed an analysis of value and utilization following the development of an orthopedic injection clinic...
September 2017: Military Medicine
Julie McLaughlin Gray, Gelya Frank, Shawn C Roll
Musculoskeletal sonography is rapidly extending beyond radiology; however, best practices for successful integration into new practice contexts are unknown. This study explored non-physician experiences with the processes of training and integration of musculoskeletal sonography into rehabilitation. Qualitative data were captured through multiple sources, and iterative thematic analysis was used to describe two occupational therapists' experiences. The dominant emerging theme was competency, in three domains: technical, procedural, and analytical...
January 2017: OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health
Jacob Michael Bright, Karl B Fields, Ryan Draper
CONTEXT: The medial head of the gastrocnemius is the third most commonly strained muscle in elite athletes after the biceps femoris and rectus femoris. The differential diagnosis of posterior calf injury includes musculoskeletal and nonmusculoskeletal causes. Classically, delineation of these injuries from one another relied primarily on historical features and physical examination findings. The utilization of musculoskeletal ultrasound (sonography) has augmented the diagnosis of these injuries by providing dynamic, real-time confirmation...
July 2017: Sports Health
Marcell Varga, Nikolett Gáti, Erika Kalóz, Zsuzsanna Bíró, Csenge Szeverényi, Dániel Kardos, Gergő Józsa
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The aim of our prospective study was to evaluate the effectivity of sonographic diagnosis of pediatric wrist fractures and analyzing the results of two pediatric musculoskeletal centers. METHOD: Between 2011 January and 2015 December 467 children aged 0-15 with closed wrist injuries and open growth plates were sonographically and radiologically evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon or a resident in trainee. Sonography was performed immediately after physical examination with linear probes of 7-14 Mhz frequency...
June 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
Tara A Morgan, Samantha L Piper, Lisa L Lattanza, Ruth B Goldstein, Thomas Link, Daria Motamedi
Tendon injury is a known complication of distal radius fracture plate and screw fixation. Targeted musculoskeletal sonography is uniquely capable of assessing both tendon integrity and hardware abnormalities not recognized on radiographs. Each of the 3 patients described presented with pain after an open reduction-internal fixation following a distal forearm fracture. In each patient, radiographic findings, specifically the hardware position, were interpreted as normal. Important radiographically occult observations were subsequently made with sonography, including 3 proud screws and tendon injuries, all of which required surgical treatment...
October 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Ashley M Burt, Brady K Huang
Lipomatous lesions are common musculoskeletal lesions that can arise within the soft tissues, bone, neurovascular structures, and synovium. The majority of these lesions are benign, and many of the benign lesions can be diagnosed by radiologic evaluation. However, radiologic differences between benign and malignant lipomatous lesions may be subtle and pathologic correlation is often needed. The use of sonography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is useful not only in portraying fat within the lesion, but also for evaluating the presence and extent of soft tissue components...
2017: SICOT-J
V S Schäfer, W A Schmidt
Ultrasound of the salivary glands is a specific examination for detecting pathology of salivary glands in the diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome. It is easy to learn, rapidly performed, non-invasive and inexpensive. Other imaging techniques, such as sialography and scintigraphy, are currently only rarely performed. For the examination, linear ultrasound probes with frequencies between 7 and 12 MHz are recommended. Such probes are already widely available to the rheumatologist performing musculoskeletal ultrasound...
September 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
Roy Moncayo, Helga Moncayo
Classical thinking in endocrine physiology squeezes our diagnostic handling into a simple negative feedback mechanism with a controller and a controlled variable. In the case of the thyroid this is reduced to TSH and fT3 and fT4, respectively. The setting of this tight notion has no free space for any additions. In this paper we want to challenge this model of limited application by proposing a construct based on a systems approach departing from two basic considerations. In first place since the majority of cases of thyroid disease develop and appear during life it has to be considered as an acquired condition...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
Michael Stone, William Eyler, Joshua Rhodenizer, Marnix van Holsbeeck
OBJECTIVES: Sonography is often used in the evaluation of forefoot disorders, and its use has been suggested in the diagnosis of plantar plate tears. This study aimed to assess the accuracy of sonography in the diagnosis of plantar plate tears of the lesser digits using gross dissection as the reference standard. METHODS: The second through fifth digits of 6 cadavers were examined with sonography to evaluate for plantar plate tears. The examination was performed by a single musculoskeletal radiologist in longitudinal and short axes, and plates were graded as torn or intact...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Tsuneo Watanabe, Hiroki Murakami, Daisuke Fukuoka, Nobuo Terabayashi, Sohee Shin, Tamotsu Yabumoto, Hiroyasu Ito, Hiroshi Fujita, Toshio Matsuoka, Mitsuru Seishima
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships among aging, muscle strength, and image feature analysis of the quadriceps femoris muscle and to evaluate the relationship between aging, muscle strength, and sonographic findings. METHODS: One hundred forty-five healthy volunteers participated in the study. The participants were classified into 6 groups on the basis of sex and age. To assess muscle quality, texture analysis was defined with the following parameters: mean, skewness, kurtosis, inverse difference moment, sum of entropy, and angular second moment...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Michael V Friedman, Travis J Hillen, David V Holland, James M Essenberg, Jennifer L Demertzis
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of musculoskeletal shoulder sonography (US) on clinical decision making. METHODS: This Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant retrospective study received Institutional Review Board approval with a waiver of informed consent. Consecutive musculoskeletal shoulder US examinations ordered over a 12-month period were retrospectively reviewed. The medical records of each patient were analyzed, recording immediate pre- and post-US treatment plans...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Robert D Boutin, Anuj P Netto, David Nakamura, Cyrus Bateni, Robert M Szabo, Michael Cronan, Brent Foster, William R Barfield, J Anthony Seibert, Abhijit J Chaudhari
BACKGROUND: Voluntary knuckle cracking is a common habit, with a reported prevalence of 25% to 45%. Habitual knuckle cracking also is a frequent source of questions for physicians, and the largest study to date reported an association with functional hand impairments. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) When compared with subjects who are not habitual knuckle crackers, do habitual knuckle crackers have greater QuickDASH scores, swelling, weakness, joint laxity, or ROM? (2) In subjects who crack their knuckles, does cracking immediately increase ROM? (3) What are the characteristic sonographic findings in joints that crack? METHODS: A prospective, institutional review board-approved study was performed on 400 metacarpophalangeal joints (MPJs) in 40 asymptomatic adult subjects...
April 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Christopher J Burke, Jenny Bencardino, Ronald Adler
We sought to assess the potential use of an application allowing real-time ultrasound spatial registration with previously acquired magnetic resonance imaging in musculoskeletal procedures. The ultrasound fusion application was used to perform a range of outpatient procedures including piriformis, sacroiliac joint, pudendal and intercostal nerve perineurial injections, hamstring-origin calcific tendonopathy barbotage, and 2 soft tissue biopsies at our institution in 2015. The application was used in a total of 7 procedures in 7 patients, all of which were technically successful...
January 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
V S Schäfer, W A Schmidt, M Backhaus, W Hartung
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) commonly involves the knee joint in up to 30% of patients. Musculoskeletal ultrasound enables the skilled clinician to easily assess disease activity. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sensitivity to change of the sonography score of large joints in Rheumatology (SOLAR) for different treatments of knee arthritis in RA. METHOD: Joints were assessed by ultrasound at 4 visits. Laboratory, immunological and clinical parameters were recorded...
2016: Open Rheumatology Journal
Kadir Ağladıoğlu, Nuray Akkaya, Harun R Güngör, Semih Akkaya, Nusret Ök, Levent Özçakar
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the sonographic and elastographic properties of patellar and Achilles tendons in smoking and nonsmoking otherwise healthy adults. METHODS: We conducted a level 3 case-control analytical study. Smoking and nonsmoking volunteers (>18 years) without musculoskeletal system disorders were included in the study. Demographic characteristics and smoking habits (pack-years) were recorded. Proximal, middle, and distal third thicknesses of the patellar and Achilles tendons were measured by B-mode sonography...
November 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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