© 2013

Basics of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

  • James M Daniels
  • William W. Dexter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. James M. Daniels, William W. Dexter
    Pages 1-2
  3. Paul D. Tortland
    Pages 7-10
  4. Allyson S. Howe
    Pages 11-13
  5. J. Herbert Stevenson
    Pages 15-27
  6. Matthew C. Bayes
    Pages 29-34
  7. Joseph J. Albano
    Pages 35-41
  8. Pierre d’Hemecourt
    Pages 43-51
  9. Mark E. Lavallee
    Pages 53-61
  10. Kevin deWeber
    Pages 63-67
  11. John Hatzenbuehler
    Pages 69-75
  12. Patrick A. Smith, Matt E. Thornburg
    Pages 77-85
  13. Hip
    John Charles Hill, Matthew S. Leiszler
    Pages 87-91
  14. Anthony E. Joseph
    Pages 93-97
  15. Erik Adams
    Pages 99-118
  16. Ralf G. Thiele
    Pages 119-126
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 127-134

About this book


Musculoskeletal ultrasound has greatly changed the way healthcare providers in diverse fields diagnose and treat patients.  Advances in technology have made machines cheaper and easier to use while producing high quality real-time images at the bedside, prompting some to call it the "twenty-first century stethoscope." Many healthcare providers (including physicians, physical therapists, PAs and NPs, athletic trainers, emergency medical technicians and nurses) at different levels of training (practicing clinicians, teachers, students, residents and fellows) are seeking training and certification in this field. Basics of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound combines practical clinical aspects, from selecting the proper ultrasound machine to "knobology" and tissue scanning, to specific information organized by anatomical structure.  By following this very easy step-by-step guide, the clinician can easily reference the patient's position, transducer position and the structure to be scanned, and all instructions correspond with recently published ultrasound guidelines.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James M Daniels
    • 1
  • William W. Dexter
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Southern Illinois UniversityDept. of Family and Community MedicineQuincyUSA
  2. 2.Maine Medical Center, Tufts University School of MedicineSports Medicine and Family MedicinePortlandUSA

About the editors

James M. Daniels, MD is a professor of family and community medicine and orthopedic surgery with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He has been the sports medicine fellowship program director for the past 8 years and is a member of both American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine. In addition to this, he is on the educational and ultrasound committees for this organization. He has a clinical ultrasonographer and has been scanning for approximately 3 years. He is the co-editor of the Springer book Common Musculoskeletal Problems.

William W. Dexter, MD, FACSM, Professor of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine is Director of Sports Medicine at Maine Medical Center (MMC), a program he began and has directed since 1996. Dr. Dexter has a particular interest in MSK ultrasound education, serving on the MSK ultrasound sub-committee of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) as well as the Education and Fellowship committees. He has been instrumental in developing MSK ultrasound education for the Society, developing and chairing a number of courses sponsored jointly by AMSSM and MMC. A recipient of the Maine Governors Council Lifetime Achievement Award, he is very active in the American College of Sports Medicine. He has served in senior leadership roles for the College including chairing the Team Physician and International Team Physician courses as well as the Medical Education Committee. Dr. Dexter is a former editor of The Yearbook of Family Practice and is currently an editor of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and Current Sports Medicine Reports.

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