Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Pocket Guide (Paperback)
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Ideal for all practitioners of musculoskeletal medicine, this practical pocket guide provides a standardized approach, through detailed checklists and protocols, for a complete ultrasonographic examination of the musculoskeletal system to assist in the diagnosis and management of orthopedic and sports medicine pathologies. As the trend in the US healthcare system continues to move towards optimizaing value in care delivery, the utilization of ultrasound has been in the spotlight as a cost-efficient and accurate diagnostic modality for musculoskeletal pathology Ultrasound assessment remains user-dependent, and multiple pathologies can often be overlooked due to the lack of a standardized approach to assess a specific joint or anatomic structure. To address this challenge, this user-friendly text presents a quick, accessible, and structured approach for a complete sonographic examination. After a general overview of the use of ultrasound in musculoskeletal medicine, each chapter proceeds anatomically and includes a detailed, step-by-step approach to the ultrasound diagnostic assessment, covering all major joints and pathologies of clinical importance: shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist, hip, knee, and foot and ankle. Plentiful images support this stepwise approach, covering the entire spectrum from patient positioning to ultrasound findings and appearance. Students, residents, and fellows in orthopedics and sports medicine will find this text especially valuable, however all healthcare providers dealing with the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions will benefit from its clear and concise approach.
About the Author
Mouhanad M. El-Othmani, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USAHenry T. Goitz, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USAJ. Antonio Bouffard, MD, Department of Radiology, Detroit Medical Center, Madison Heights, MI, USA