Nineteen Reasons Why Physiatrists Should Do Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: EURO-MUSCULUS/USPRM Recommendations


ÖZÇAKAR L., Kara M., Chang K., Carli A. B., AKKAYA N., Tok F., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION, vol.94, no.6, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 94 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/phm.0000000000000223
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Ultrasound, Physiatrist, EURO-MUSCULUS, USPRM, RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS, CONVENTIONAL RADIOGRAPHY, MUSCLE ARCHITECTURE, COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, LOWER-LIMB, ULTRASONOGRAPHY, SONOGRAPHY, SHOULDERS, MEDICINE, NERVES
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

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.