Current Role for Ultrasonography
Ultrasound does not use radiation and does not need sedation, and so is the best way of imaging children when practical. Ultrasound has superb line pair resolution and therefore can look at the soft tissues in great detail and assess tendon muscle and ligament injury. Ultrasound has a long learning curve and the operator must be familiar with children and both normal and abnormal ultrasound appearances. The operator of the ultrasound should understand the problems that are specific to sport in children.
KeywordsAnterior Cruciate Ligament Rotator Cuff Ultrasound Examination Peroneal Tendon Myositis Ossificans
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