Current sonographic applications in orthopedics

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1996 Apr;166(4):889-95. doi: 10.2214/ajr.166.4.8610569.


Until recently, few orthopedic indications for sonographic imaging have been widely accepted. Advances in technology and concerns about imaging costs are expanding the role of sonography in musculoskeletal conditions. In this pictorial essay we review normal musculoskeletal sonographic anatomy, selected current applications, and potential pitfalls.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Musculoskeletal System / diagnostic imaging*
  • Orthopedics*
  • Ultrasonography