Ultrasound imaging of bone fractures

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Ultrasound imaging is widely used to evaluate the neuromusculoskeletal system, and recently, a particular interest is mounting in assessing the bone tissue and fractures. Ultrasound can be considered a valuable diagnostic tool to perform a first-line evaluation of bone tissue, especially in particular settings without direct access to X-ray imaging and/or in emergency conditions. Moreover, different healing phases of bone fractures can be accurately assessed by combining the B-mode modality and (high-sensitive) color/power Doppler optimizing the management of patients—e.g., planning of progressive loads and rehabilitation procedures. In this review, we summarized the role of ultrasound imaging in the management of bone fractures and described the most common sonographic signs encountered in the daily practice by assessing different types of bone fractures and the progressive phases of the healing process.




Cocco, G., Ricci, V., Villani, M., Delli Pizzi, A., Izzi, J., Mastandrea, M., … Vecchiet, J. (2022, December 1). Ultrasound imaging of bone fractures. Insights into Imaging. Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13244-022-01335-z

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