Usefulness of musculoskeletal ultrasonography for treatment of shoulder pain

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Abstract

Ultrasonography is a powerful and useful method for the examination of the various shoulder diseases. The use of high-resolution transducer and technical evolution allowed the improvement of the accuracy of detection of the rotator cuff disease. In addition to diagnostic tool, ultrasonography can be applied as an optimal guidance in many intervention therapy around shoulder. However, its limitation is that there is marked disparity between the operators' experience levels. This article describes stepwise methods for evaluating shoulder conditions, ultrasonographic findings of various shoulder pathology, and guidance techniques for intervention therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-212
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Korean Medical Association
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1

Keywords

  • Pain
  • Shoulder
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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