Ultrasound Anatomy of Lower Limb Muscles

A Practical Guide

  • Enzo Silvestri
  • Alessandro Muda
  • Davide Orlandi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Basic Principles of Muscles Ultrasound

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Silvia Perugin Bernardi, Alice Arcidiacono, Enzo Silvestri
      Pages 3-9
    3. Riccardo Sartoris, Alessandro Muda
      Pages 11-15
    4. Davide Orlandi, Silvia Perugin Bernardi
      Pages 17-21
    5. Riccardo Sartoris, Enzo Silvestri
      Pages 23-26
    6. Davide Orlandi, Angelo Corazza, Piero Gatto
      Pages 27-32
    7. Nicola Maffulli, Angelo Del Buono, Enzo Silvestri
      Pages 33-38
  3. Thigh Muscles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Davide Orlandi, Enzo Silvestri, Luca Maria Sconfienza
      Pages 41-49
    3. Emanuele Fabbro, Alessandro Muda
      Pages 51-55
    4. Davide Orlandi, Giulio Ferrero
      Pages 57-73
    5. Angelo Corazza, Enzo Silvestri
      Pages 75-89
    6. Alice Arcidiacono, Alessandro Muda
      Pages 91-99
    7. Davide Orlandi, Luca Maria Sconfienza
      Pages 101-113
  4. Leg Muscles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Riccardo Sartoris, Enzo Silvestri
      Pages 117-120
    3. Silvia Perugin Bernardi, Alessandro Muda
      Pages 121-126
    4. Davide Orlandi, Angelo Corazza
      Pages 127-135
    5. Emanuele Fabbro, Giulio Ferrero, Alessandro Muda
      Pages 137-145
    6. Davide Orlandi, Alice Arcidiacono
      Pages 147-158
  5. Sectional Anatomical Tables

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Enzo Silvestri, Claudio Mazzola
      Pages 161-174
    3. Alessandro Muda, Amedeo Baldari
      Pages 175-182

About this book


The book provides a comprehensive description of the basic ultrasound principles, normal anatomy of the lower limb muscles and classification of muscle strain injuries. Ultrasound images are coupled with anatomical schemes explaining probe positioning and scanning technique for the various muscles of the thigh and leg. For each muscle, a brief explanation of normal anatomy is also provided, together with a list of tricks and tips and advice on how to perform the ultrasound scan in clinical practice. This book is an excellent practical teaching guide for beginners and a useful reference for more experienced sonographers.


Biomechanics Leg muscles Lower limb Scanning technique Sonoelastography Tigh muscles

Authors and affiliations

  • Enzo Silvestri
    • 1
  • Alessandro Muda
    • 2
  • Davide Orlandi
    • 3
  1. 1.Struttura Complessa di Diagnostica per Immagini ed Ecografia InterventisticaOspedale Evangelico InternazionaleGenoaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di RadiologiaIRCCS Ospedale San Martino ISTGenoaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di RadiologiaUniversità degli studi di GenovaGenoaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09479-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09480-9
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