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Evolution of musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal sports ultrasound
  1. Mederic M Hall1,
  2. Ken Mautner2
  1. 1Departments of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation and Family Medicine, University of Iowa Sports Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
  2. 2Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Emory Sports Medicine Center, Atlanta, Georgia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mederic M Hall, Departments of Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation and Family Medicine, University of Iowa Sports Medicine, 2701 Prairie Meadow Drive, Iowa City, IA 52241, USA; mederic-hall{at}uiowa.edu

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Ultrasound is a fast growing and, at times, controversial area of sports medicine. Utilisation of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US) has increased dramatically over the past decade and non-musculoskeletal applications in sports medicine continue to expand.1 ,2 To this end, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has introduced the term ‘Sports Ultrasound’ to encompass the breadth and potential ultrasound holds for the field of sports medicine. This issue of BJSM highlights several different areas in sports ultrasound, from new AMSSM standards to protocols and reviews of developing applications of ultrasound for the sports medicine clinician.

Updated training guidelines

Our 2010 training guidelines lacked specifics regarding diagnostic ultrasound and were challenging to implement for some fellowship programmes.3 Recognising the importance of establishing basic competency among all primary care sports medicine (PCSM) fellowship graduates, AMSSM established a Presidential task force to review and update the previous ultrasound curriculum and make recommendations regarding faculty development and additional educational tools to support programmes that are still …

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