CommentaryNineteen Reasons Why Physiatrists Should Do Musculoskeletal Ultrasound EURO-MUSCULUS/USPRM RecommendationsÖzçakar, Levent MD; Kara, Murat MD; Chang, Ke-Vin MD; Çarl, Alparslan Bayram MDı; Akkaya, Nuray MD; Tok, Fatih MD; Chen, Wen-Shiang MD, PhD; Wang, Tyng-Guey MD; Tekin, Levent MD; Ulaşl, Alper Murat MDı; Chen, Carl P.C. MD, PhD; Çapkn, Erhan MDı; De Muynck, Martine MDAuthor Information From the Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Hacettepe University Medical School (LÖ); Ankara Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey (MK); Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan (K-VC, W-SC, T-GW); Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Bursa Military Hospital, Bursa (ABÇ); Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Pamukkale University Medical School, Denizli (NA); Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic, İskenderun Military Hospital, İskenderun (FT); Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic, Gülhane Military Academy Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Istanbul (LT); Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University Medical School, Afyon, Turkey (AMU); Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Chang Gung University, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and College of Medicine, Taiwan (CPCC); Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University Medical School, Trabzon, Turkey (EÇ); and Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Gent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium (MDM). All correspondence and requests for reprints should be addressed to: Levent Özçakar, MD, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Hastaneleri Zemin Kat FTR AD Sıhhıye, 06100 Ankara, Turkey. Financial disclosure statements have been obtained, and no conflicts of interest have been reported by the authors or by any individuals in control of the content of this article. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: June 2015 - Volume 94 - Issue 6 - p e45-e49 doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000223 Buy Metrics Abstract This article is an eventual consensus of experts from the European Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Study Group (EURO-MUSCULUS) and the Ultrasound Study Group in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (USPRM) pertaining to the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in physical and rehabilitation medicine. Nineteen important reasons (as regards general advantages, specific conditions in physical and rehabilitation medicine, as well as comparisons with other imaging tools) have been highlighted to consolidate the scenario of how/why the probe of ultrasound needs to become the stethoscope, the extended hand, and the pen of physiatrists. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.