EURO-MUSCULUS/USPRM Global Report on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Publications

KARA M., Gurcay E., Ekiz T., Sekizkardes M., Yorulmaz E., Ata A. M., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION, vol.99, no.9, pp.847-852, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 99 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/phm.0000000000001390
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, SportDiscus
  • Page Numbers: pp.847-852
  • Keywords: Ultrasonography, Intervention, Tendon, Muscle, Ligament, Nerve
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.