• Mark E. LavalleeEmail author


The shoulder is one of the more rewarding joints to evaluate with musculoskeletal ultrasound. The glenohumeral joint is stabilized with soft tissue that is easily evaluated with this technology. The ability to dynamically evaluate the shoulder makes ultrasound superior to other imaging techniques in some ways. This chapter will review the anatomy and scanning techniques to evaluate this area of the body.


Rotator Cuff Humeral Head Rotator Cuff Tear Biceps Tendon Acromioclavicular Joint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.South Bend-Notre Dame Sports Medicine Fellowship ProgramSouth BendUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family MedicineIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Memorial Hospital of South Bend and Memorial Medical GroupSouth BendUSA
  4. 4.Indiana University South BendSouth BendUSA
  5. 5.Holy Cross CollegeSouth BendUSA
  6. 6.Men’s Soccer TeamUniversity of Notre DameSouth BendUSA
  7. 7.USA Weightlifting, Sports Medicine SocietyColorado SpringsUSA
  8. 8.Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Family MedicineMemorial Hospital of South BendSouth BendUSA

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