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Upper Limb [Link to top]

James M.P. Collins, Robin Smithuis, Matthieu J.C.M. Rutten. US-guided injection of the upper and lower extremity joints. European Journal of Radiology 2011 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print]

"This article focuses on the rationale for injections in the upper and lower extremity joints and the different US-guided injection techniques."
John W. Norbury et al. Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Entrapment Neuropathies in the Upper Limb. Practical Neurology, March/April 2011, page 38-44.

"This review provides an overview of the technical aspects, advantages and limitations of ultrasound..."

Lower Limb [Link to top]

Backer MW, Lee KS, Blankenbaker DG, Kijowski R, Keene JS. Correlation of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection of the quadratus femoris with MRI findings of ischiofemoral impingement. American Journal of Roentgenology 2014;203:589-93.

"This preliminary study explores the use of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection of the quadratus femoris muscle for treatment of ischiofemoral impingement syndrome."
James M.P. Collins, Robin Smithuis, Matthieu J.C.M. Rutten. US-guided injection of the upper and lower extremity joints. European Journal of Radiology 2011 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print]

"This article focuses on the rationale for injections in the upper and lower extremity joints and the different US-guided injection techniques."
Tobias De Zordo et al. US guided injections in arthritis. European Journal of Radiology 2009;71:197-203.

"This describes general considerations for fluid aspiration, articular or periarticular injections and biopsies by US guidance..."

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection [Link to top]

Nguyen RT, Borg-Stein J, McInnis K. Applications of platelet-rich plasma in musculoskeletal and sports medicine: an evidence-based approach. PM R 2011;3:226-250.

"This article provides a comprehensive review of the therapeutic use of autologous platelet-rich plasma."

General [Link to top]

De Zordo T, Romagnoli C. Ultrasound-Guided Procedures: Soft Tissue Masses, Joints, Tendons, and Muscles. Ultrasound Clinics 2012;7:537-550.

"This pictorial article describes ultrasound guidance for musculoskeletal interventions. Technical approaches and pharmacological aspects are discussed for a variety of soft tissue procedures."
B. Conclaves et al. US-guided interventional joint procedures in patients with rheumatic diseases-When and how we do it? European Journal of Radiology 2011;79:407- 414.

"This article describes the technical steps to perform ultrasound guided procedures in patients with rheumatic diseases..."
J. Davidson and S. Jayaraman. Guided interventions in musculoskeletal ultrasound: what's the evidence?. Clinical Radiology 2011;66(2):140-152.

"This review describes current ultrasound-guided interventions such as percutaneous lavage, brisement, injection of corticosteroids..."
Smith J. PASSOR Legacy Award Lecture 2009: The past, present, and future of musculoskeletal ultrasound in physiatry. PM R 2010;2:6-13.

"This article describes the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound in physiatry."
Luck J. Louis. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Intervention: Principles and Advances. Radiologic Clinics of North America 2008;46:515-533.

"This presents core principles and practical information that can be applied to most ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal intervention..."
Jose Luis del Cura. Ultrasound-Guided Therapeutic Procedures in the Musculoskeletal System. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2008;37:203-218.

"Ultrasound's flexibility, availability, and low cost make it the best tool to guide interventional therapeutic procedures..."
David Fessell, Marnix van Holsbeeck. Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Procedures. Ultrasound Clin 2007;2:737-757.

"This article reviews specific ultrasound (US)-guided procedures e.g., aspiration of joint, bursal, etc.."
Ronald S. Adler, Carolyn M. Sofka. Percutaneous Ultrasound-Guided Injections in the Musculoskeletal System. Ultrasound Quarterly 2003;19:3-12.

"The visualization of the needle in real time allows for reliable placement of the needle tip in the tendon sheath, bursa, or joint of interest."
P. Peetrons, M. Court-Payne. Interventional Procedures in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Semin intervent Radiol 2002;19:189-196.

"This article describes the indications, techniques, and results of ultrasound-guided procedures in the musculoskeletal organs."

Text Books [Link to top]

Franciso O. Walker and Michael S. Cartwright. Neuromuscular Ultrasound. Elsevier 2011.

"In addition to its presentation on neural sonography, the diagnostic role of ultrasonography compared to electrodiagnostics is discussed."
Richard J. Wakefield, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino. Essential Applications of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology. Saunder Elsevier 2010.

"An excellent foundation to understand musculoskeletal ultrasonography, especially for rheumatic diseases..."
Mike Bradley and Paul O'Donnell. Atlas of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Anatomy, 2nd Edition. GMM 2010.

"An atlas of sonograms with corresponding line illustrations."
Sigred Peer and Gerd Bodner. High-Resolution Sonogoraphy of the Peripheral Nervous System, 2nd Revisied Edition. Springer 2008.

"The definitive reference on neural sonography, teaches the technique of neural sonography and the findings of peripheral neuropathy..."
Jon A. Jacobson. Fundamental of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Saunders Elsevier 2008.

"An excellent introductory reference and preparation for Bianchi and Martinoli."
John O'Neill. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Anatomy and Technique (DVD). Springer 2008.

"With an enclosed DVD, this book of essential reading teaches the techniques of musculoskeletal ultrasonography."
Fabio Martino, Enzo Silvestri, Walter Grassi and Giacomo Garlaschi. Musculoskeletal Sonography. Springer 2007.

"Outstanding atlas of sonograms, transducer positions and corresponding cross-sectional anatomy..."
Esperanza Naredo. Joint Ultrasonography. Euromedice 2007.

"A highly instructive manual demonstration transducer positions with corresponding sonoanatomy and color illustrations."
Stefano Bianchi and Carlo Martinoli. Ultrasound of the Musculoskeletal Syste. Springer 2007.

"An encyclopedia references with beautiful photographs of anatomical dissections, and corresponding sonograms..."
G.A.W. Bruyn and W.A Schmidt. Introductory Guide to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for the Rheumatologist. Bohn Sstafleu van Loghum 2006.

"Another well illustrated atlas and textbook that has been recently updated with a second edition."
Eugene G. McNally. Practical Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Elsevier 2005.

"An excellent references adorned by beautiful color illustrations that demonstrates normal anatomy and diseases..."
Marnix T. van Hosbeeck and Joseph H. Introcaso. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound 2nd Edition. Mosby 2001.

"An classic book that still has a wealth of information which the senior author indicate he will update."
R.F. Dondelinger, S. Marcelis, B. Daenen, and MA Ferrara. Peripheral Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Atlas. Thieme 1996.

"An atlas of muscloskeletal ultrasound anatomy that includes diseases grouped according to the major joints."

Websites [Link to top]
"This website to demonstrate the basic techniques of MSK US, and is arguable the most popular and references site. Material for its annual meeting, including a workshop on MKS US, is also included."
"Sponsored by the University of Michigan, this website demonstrates the techniques of MSK US, and includes normal anatomy and common pathologies."
"An online CME MSK US course offered by GE Healthcare."
"Based on the data points from the Visible Human Project, EPFL has created this outstanding website to demonstrate 3D cross-sectional anatomy, in invaluable educational tool to learn MSK US."
"An excellent website-Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program. Information is also available for its annual workshop and that for the ACR's workshop."
"Advertised as the "Online version of the EULAR database on Imaging in Rheumatology" this website contains many useful images suitable for rheumatologists."
"A useful website of MSK US educational materials."

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