EURO-MUSCULUS/USPRM Global Report on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Publications

Murat Kara, Eda Gürçay, Timur Ekiz, Merve Sekizkardeş, Elem Yorulmaz, Ayşe Merve Ata, Ke-Vin Chang, Wei-Ting Wu, Nuray Akkaya, Kamal Mezian, Alessandro Picelli, Daniele Coraci, Simão Serrano, Tülay Tiftik, Nikolaos Barotsis, Gülümser Aydin, Mario Giraldo-Prieto, Franco Franchignoni, Levent Özçakar

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The developments in technology have improved access to the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) in different clinical settings. Accordingly, MSUS has been applied to a wide range of musculoskeletal problems including inflammatory and degenerative diseases, sport injuries, and regional pain syndromes both for clinical practice and research. In this report, the authors aimed to globally examine the publications on MSUS among different specialties, countries, and topics. Sixteen reviewers under the umbrella of the European Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography Society Group and the Ultrasound Study Group of International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine have evaluated approximately 15,000 publications on MSUS. The authors believe that the results of this comparative analysis may provide a holistic snapshot with regard to the utility of MSUS, not only for clinicians/academicians but also for the industry. Accordingly, while aiming to further increase their awareness, this article would possibly guide future investments as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-852
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020


  • Global Health/trends
  • Humans
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases/diagnostic imaging
  • Musculoskeletal System/diagnostic imaging
  • Periodicals as Topic/trends
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine/trends
  • Ultrasonography/trends


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