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Journal Review: Musculoskeletal ultrasound for traumatic and torsional alterations
Journal Review: Musculoskeletal ultrasound for traumatic and torsional alterations
The sonographic appearance of soft tissue can be altered by trauma and posi-tional change with torsional stress. This creates challenges for ultrasonographic interpretation, because most descriptive literature and standard instructional ref-erences are displayed in anatomically neutral or other conventional positions. Knowledge of anatomic alteration and changes in sonographic appearance with torsional stress is essential for accurately assessing soft tissue abnormalities in conditions of spasticity, traumatic and post-surgical changes, and other condi-tions that distort musculoskeletal relationships. A systematic scanning approach to these alterations is needed for accurate diagnostic interpretation, optimizing electrode placement for electrodiagnostic techniques, effective needle place-ment for therapeutic ultrasound-guided procedures, and even planning for restorative surgery. This review describes expected positional changes of normal structures with torsional alteration, as well as sonographic recognition of scars, burns, hematomas, fat layer fracture, Morel-Lavallee lesions, abscesses, foreign bodies, myotendinous lesions, muscle injury and denervation, and traumatic peripheral nerve injury.

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The AANEM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit expires 9/1/2023.

No one involved in the planning of this CME activity had any relevant financial relationships to disclose. Any conflicts have been resolved by the Journal in accordance with the Muscle & Nerve editorial process.

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Expires on 09/01/2023
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