Musculoskeletal sonography of the postoperative orthopedic patient.

@article{Jacobson2002MusculoskeletalSO,
  title={Musculoskeletal sonography of the postoperative orthopedic patient.},
  author={Jon A Jacobson and Matthew J Lax},
  journal={Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={67-77}
}
Musculoskeletal sonography has an important role in the evaluation of the postoperative orthopedic patient. One major advantage of sonography over magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography is that artifact from metal, which is common after orthopedic surgery, is relatively limited. This allows a clear assessment of the soft tissues for abnormalities such as tendon tear, tenosynovitis, joint effusion, and soft tissue infection. Sonography also has a role in evaluation of recurrent soft… CONTINUE READING

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