Title
Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging in sports : FIMS position statement 2012 Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging in sports : FIMS position statement 2012
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
International SportMed Journal
Volume/pages
13(2012) :4 , p. 141-152
ISSN
1528-3356
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Diagnosis of ligament and musculotendinous unit injury and overuse represents an increasingly important clinical problem in the athletic population. A review of recent literature on diagnostic ultrasound in sports medicine is presented. There is limited, but increasing, objective proof to support the use of diagnostic ultrasound using in common sports disorders. The improvements in ultrasound allow visualisation of soft tissue injuries in exquisite detail. The ability to perform interventional procedures real-time with ultrasound is an additional benefit compared to MRI. An overview is given of ultrasound applications in sports medicine.
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