Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in the Emergency Department

Vito Chianca, Francesco Di Pietto, Marcello Zappia, Domenico Albano, Carmelo Messina, Luca Maria Sconfienza

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Abstract

The skin, nerves, and tendons are superficial anatomical structures that can easily be investigated with an ultrasound (US) examination in the emergency department (ED). US evaluation is relatively underused in musculoskeletal evaluation when compared with other emergency applications, such as abdominal trauma, possible aortic aneurysm, and in the cardiovascular system. The aim of this article is to revise the main bone and soft tissue conditions that can be assessed using US in the ED.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-174
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2020

Keywords

  • diagnostic imaging
  • emergency department
  • musculoskeletal
  • trauma
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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