Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in Orthopedics: A Helpful Tool to Improve Patient Care

Document Type : EDITORIAL


1 Tehran University of Medical Sciences Joint Reconstruction Research Center, Tehran, Iran

2 Joint Reconstruction Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


An enormous technological improvement in Ultrasonography devices has occurred during last decade, providing excellent soft-tissue contrast and high spatial resolution images. Nowadays, musculoskeletal ultrasonography is going to be a stethoscope in the hand of orthopedic surgeons for the diagnosis of many musculoskeletal pathologies, as well as an accurate guide for therapeutic interventions. Therefore, it is wise for practicing orthopedic surgeons to learn musculoskeletal ultrasonography in collaboration with radiology colleagues as this would improve the patients' care .