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In the era of evidence-based medicine, case series are becoming less frequent in BJSM, but such papers can provide the first reports of true innovations in a specialty. The use of ultrasound on the sidelines in the professional sports team setting is likely to become widespread now that portable high-quality machines are available in the £20 000–30 000 price range. James, Barbour and Stone (see page 1149), suggest there will be some, albeit limited, ability of sideline ultrasound to …
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Competing interests The author is the medical director of the Sydney Roosters rugby league team and Cricket NSW, teams which have access to comprehensive match-day stadium imaging, including MR scanning. However, he has no personal financial interest in the available scanners.
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