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Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research
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Doi : 10.1016/j.otsr.2018.07.011
Received : 19 May 2018 ;  accepted : 20 July 2018
An orthopaedic surgeon's guide to ultrasound imaging of the healthy, pathological and postoperative shoulder

Chantal Plomb-Holmes a, b, Philippe Clavert c, Frank Kolo d, Eileen Tay e, Alexandre Lädermann a, f, g,

French Society of Arthroscopyh

a Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Hôpital de La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland 
b Department for musculoskeletal rehabilitation, clinique romande de réadaptation suvacare, Sion, Switzerland 
c Service de chirurgie du membre supérieur, CCOM, CHRU de Strasbourg, avenue Baumann, 67400 Illkirch, France 
d Rive Droite Radiology Center, Geneva, Switzerland 
e Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore 
f Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland 
g Division of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Department of Surgery, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland 
h 15 rue Ampère, 92500 Rueil Malmaison, France 

Corresponding author. Division of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, La Tour Hospital, avenue J.-D. Maillard 3, CH 1217 Meyrin, Switzerland.avenue J.-D. Maillard 3MeyrinCH 1217Switzerland

Ultrasound (US) imaging is an efficient, easy to use and inexpensive tool allowing for facilitated diagnosis and management of the painful shoulder. It remains primarily used by radiologists and rheumatologists, despite having shown excellent diagnostic accuracy when used by different medical specialities in their office-based consultation. It also has advantages over other imaging modalities in the evaluation of the postoperative shoulder for rotator cuff integrity and correct anchor and suture placement, as well as rotator cuff analysis following arthroplasty. Integration of US imaging into the orthopaedic surgeon's toolbox can be aided by a basic understanding of US principles, accompanied by a guide outlining basic techniques for evaluation of the healthy, pathological and postoperative shoulder as well as US-guided treatment possibilities.

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Keywords : Ultrasound, Ultrasonography, Shoulder surgery, Orthopaedic

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