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American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:
doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e3182971269
Literature Review

The Utility of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rehabilitation Settings

Özçakar, Levent MD; Çarl, Alparslan Bayram MDı; Tok, Fatih MD; Tekin, Levent MD; Akkaya, Nuray MD; Kara, Murat MD

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ABSTRACT: Aside from its prompt use in musculoskeletal injuries (sports lesions, degenerative/inflammatory joint disorders, and peripheral nerve pathologies), ultrasonographic imaging can be used quite conveniently in various types of rehabilitation conditions as well. If used in a rehabilitation setting, ultrasound can significantly contribute to the diagnostic/therapeutic algorithm of rehabilitation patients. Accordingly, in this article, the authors focus on the diagnostic/interventional utility of ultrasound particularly for shoulder problems, overuse injuries of wheelchair users, heterotopic ossification, amputee follow-up, peripheral nerve and botulinum toxin injections, and diaphragm imaging/electromyography.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


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