Title

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) position statement: interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound in sports medicine.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2015

Institution/Department

Sports Medicine, Surgery

Journal Title

PM & R: the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation

MeSH Headings

Cost-Benefit Analysis, Humans, Injections, Intra-Articular, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Reproducibility of Results, Societies, Medical, Sports Medicine, Ultrasonography, Interventional, United States

ISSN

1934-1563

Abstract

The use of diagnostic and interventional ultrasound has significantly increased over the past decade. A majority of the increased utilization is by nonradiologists. In sports medicine, ultrasound is often used to guide interventions such as aspirations, diagnostic or therapeutic injections, tenotomies, releases, and hydrodissections. This American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) position statement critically reviews the literature and evaluates the accuracy, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of ultrasound-guided injections in major, intermediate, and small joints, and soft tissues, all of which are commonly performed in sports medicine. New ultrasound-guided procedures and future trends are also briefly discussed. Based upon the evidence, the official AMSSM position relevant to each subject is made.

First Page

151

Last Page

168

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