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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2000;24(6):1142-1147.
The Usefulness of Ultrasonographic Evaluation in the Musculoskeletal Disease.
Park, Gi Young , Kim, Hyun Ree , Lee, Sung Moon
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University College of Medicine.
2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University College of Medicine.
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박기영, 김현리, 이성문1
계명대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실, 1진단방사선학교실

The aim of this study is to know the usefulness of ultrasonographic evaluation in the musculoskeletal disease.

Thirty-nine cases with musculoskeletal pain were evaluated by physical examination, Cyriax selective tension technique, simple X-ray, electromyography, arthrography, Computed tomography, Magnetic resonance image and the high-resolution realtime ultrasonography to define the location of pain. The ultasonographic results were compared to other diagnostic methods.

The ultrasonographic findings are as follow; 22 tendinitis, 7 entrapment neuropathies, 6 bursitis, 2 ligament injuries, and 2 rotator cuff injuries. Clinical diagnosis were matched with ultrasonographic findings in 30 cases out of 39. The most common ultrasonographic findings in 22 tendinitis cases were hypoechogenicity in affected tendon. Ultrasonographic findings in 7 entrapment neuropathies were 6 nerve swellings and 1 nerve flattening.

The ultrasonography can provide detailed images of musculoskeletal system, including tendons, nerves and subcutaneous tissue. Therefore the ultrasonography is very useful in diagnosis and treatment of some musculoskeletal diseases such as tendinitis and entrapment neuropathy.

Key Words: Ultrasonography, Musculoskeletal disease, Tendinitis, Entrapment neuropathy


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