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===Findings===
 
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*Positive
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**Substantial quantity of anechoic fluid (in comparison to contralateral side)
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*Negative
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**Trace or no effusion
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===Pearls and Pitfalls===
 
===Pearls and Pitfalls===
  

Revision as of 16:37, 7 January 2015

Background

  • U/S can demonstrate joint effusions and aid in diagnostic procedures
  • Shoulder dislocations can be found with SN and SP nearing 100% in both diagnosis and assessing reduction[1]

Joint Effusion

Images

Normal

Abnormal

Instructions

  1. Select linear probe (high freq probe)
  2. Scan joint longitudinally to identify the joint space and adjacent bones
  3. Rotate 90° over area of concern

Findings

  • Positive
    • Substantial quantity of anechoic fluid (in comparison to contralateral side)
  • Negative
    • Trace or no effusion

Pearls and Pitfalls

Shoulder Dislocation

Images

Normal

Abnormal

Instructions

Findings

Pearls and Pitfalls

See Also

External Links

Sources

  1. Abbasi, S, et al. Diagnostic Accuracy of Ultrasonographic Examination in the Management of Shoulder Dislocation in the Emergency Department. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2013; 62(2):170–175.