A practical resource for clinicians involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. In the last decade, high-resolution sonography has found an increasing role in the diagnosis and assessment of musculoskeletal injury and disease.The evaluation of soft tissue structures is especially effective. This book provides a guide for those wishing to obtain an understanding of ultrasound techniques, their major applications and their role in patient diagnosis and management.. The book offers essential guidance on how to conduct an ultrasound examination, how best to obtain optimal images, and on how best to interpret the information gained. Throughout the book the authors display an awareness of what does and what doesn't work, what is or isn't useful, and an appreciation of the role of ultrasound in relation to other imaging techniques.A practical guide to the basic principles, techniques and interpretation of ultrasound imaging of the musculoskeletal system. Provides an accessible overview of all clinically useful applications of ms ultrasound.Focus is only on those areas where ms ultrasound has the most clinical impact. Directs the clinician to a quick, accurate and cost-effective method of assessment.Balances the advantages of ms ultrasound ( superficial soft-tissue injury) with its limitations (deep or intra-articular structures). Doesn't waste the clinician's time by dwelling on inappropriate applications.Anatomic/sonographic correlation throughout. Helps the clinician/sonographer obtain the optimal field of view.Discuss relative strenths/weaknesses of US compared to MR. Practitioner will know which MR studies can be complemented or even replaced by ultrasound.Nearly 700 high quality illustrations. Provides a comprehensive visual guide to diagnosis and interpretation.Use of color Doppler and color power Doppler emphasised throughout. Presents the reader with state-of-the-art applications and modalities.Color images, schematic anatomical line drawings, tables and summary boxes used throughout. Presents key information in an accessible and understandable format.Consistent, color-coded organizational structure throughout each chapter (Anatomy/Pathology/Technique). Will enable the user to locate relevant material in a quick and accessible manner.