Ultrasound: Bone

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Background

U/S can be used to find fractures

Sensitivity and Specificity

  • Fifth metatarsal fracture - SN 97.1 and SP 100[1]
  • Long bone fracture - SN 92.9 and SP 83.3 (vs PE which is 78.6 and 90.0)[2]
  • Rib fracture - SN 90 and SP 100 (vs CXR with is 15 and 100)[3]

Images

Instructions

Findings

External Links

Sources

  1. Ha AS, et al. The accuracy of bedside ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool for the fifth metatarsal fractures. The American journal of emergency medicine (Impact Factor: 1.54). 11/2013; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2013.11.00
  2. Marshburn, TH, et al. Goal-Directed Ultrasound in the Detection of Long-Bone Fractures. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care. 2004; 57(2):329-332. doi:10.1097/01.TA.0000088005.35520.CB
  3. Griffith, JF, et al. Sonography compared with radiography in revealing acute rib fracture. American Journal of Roentgenology. 1999;173: 1603-1609.