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European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2012 December;48(4):651-63

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Musculoskeletal ultrasound for sports injuries

Tok F. 1, Özçakar L. 2, De Muynck M. 3, Kara M. 4, Vanderstraeten G. 3

1 Iskenderun Military Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Hatay, Turkey;
2 Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey;
3 Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Ghent University Medical School, Ghent, Belgium;
4 Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey


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Each day, the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) in the management of sports injuries is being consolidated. Yet, there is no doubt that the probe of US is (should be) the stethoscope of musculoskeletal physicians dealing with sports medicine. Not only for the diagnosis, but also for the close follow-up of the athletes and during likely onward interventions for their treatment, would US be of paramount importance. Accordingly, in this review paper on common sports injuries, we tried to shed light into the actual role of US in the clinical practice of sports medicine.

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