J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2019 Oct;54(5):384-392. 10.4055/jkoa.2019.54.5.384.

Ultrasonography for Diagnosing Sports-Related Shoulder Pain

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Eunpyeong St. Mary's Hospital, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. hssongmd@hanmail.net

Abstract

Ultrasonography is used for making the diagnosis and treatment decisions for those patients who complain of shoulder pain related with sports activity. Ultrasonography is especially helpful for diagnosing issues with the rotator cuff, the long head of biceps tendon and the acromio-clavicular joint. The medical decisions about shoulder pain can be promptly made when portable ultrasonography is used in the field of sports.

Keyword

sports injury; shoulder; ultrasonography
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