Introduction to Neuromuscular Ultrasound


Authors: K. Mezian 1;  P. Steyerová 2;  J. Vacek 3;  L. Navrátil 1
Authors‘ workplace: Katedra zdravotnických oborů a ochrany obyvatelstva, Fakulta biomedicínského inženýrství ČVUT v Praze 1;  Radiodiagnostická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze 2;  Klinika rehabilitačního lékařství 3. LF UK a FN Královské Vinohrady, Praha 3
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2016; 79/112(6): 0
Category: Review Article
doi: 10.14735/amcsnn2016656

Overview

Neuromuscular and musculoskeletal medicine is witnessing rapid development of high-resolution ultrasound, the advantages of which include absence of radiation exposure, no absolute contraindications, cost-effectiveness, dynamic imaging and repeatability. The present paper reviews the use of ultrasound in evaluating localized muscle and peripheral nerve lesions. Ultrasound can also be used to detect muscle fasciculations and fibrillations. It also enables detection of morphological changes accompanying chronic myopathies. Ultrasound is a valuable tool to guide various interventional procedures (fluid aspiration, botulinum toxin injection, joint injections, nerve blocks etc).

Key words:
median nerve – peripheral nerve – musculoskeletal – ultrasound – utrasonography – entrapment syndrome – carpal tunnel syndrome – interventional methods – ultrasound guidance – amputation neuroma

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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