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Sports medicine ultrasound (US) beyond the musculoskeletal system: use in the abdomen, solid organs, lung, heart and eye
  1. David J Berkoff1,
  2. Joy English2,
  3. Daniel Theodoro3
  1. 1Department of Orthopaedics and Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  2. 2Department of Orthopedics and Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  3. 3Department of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr David J Berkoff, Department of Orthopaedics and Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7055, USA; david_berkoff{at}med.unc.edu

Abstract

The use of point-of-care ultrasound (US) by non-radiologists is not new and the expansion into sports medicine practice is relatively young. US has been used extensively to evaluate the musculoskeletal system including the diagnosis of muscle, tendon and bone injuries. However, as sports medicine practitioners we are responsible for the care of the entire athlete. There are many other non-musculoskeletal applications of US in the evaluation and treatment of the athlete. This paper highlights the use of US in the athlete to diagnose pulmonary, cardiac, solid organ, intra-abdominal and eye injuries.

  • Ultrasound
  • Sports medicine
  • Trauma
  • Injuries

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