Regional Musculoskeletal Syndromes and the Use of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

  • Karishma RamsubeikEmail author
  • Laurie Ann Ramrattan
  • Myint Thway
  • Jaspreet Kaler
  • Gurjit S. Kaeley


Regional musculoskeletal pain is a common complaint. Knowledge of clinical anatomy and careful clinical evaluation is key to delineating the cause of pain. Despite careful clinical examination, it may be difficult to pinpoint the pathoanatomical basis of pain. The advent of musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) has provided a means of visualizing soft tissues and using dynamic movements to correlate the source of pain. This chapter highlights the typical features and clinical examination of common causes of regional musculoskeletal pain and addresses the role of ultrasound in these conditions.


Musculoskeletal ultrasound Regional syndromes Musculoskeletal pain Musculoskeletal syndrome Clinical examination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karishma Ramsubeik
    • 1
    Email author
  • Laurie Ann Ramrattan
    • 1
  • Myint Thway
    • 1
  • Jaspreet Kaler
    • 1
  • Gurjit S. Kaeley
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, Division of RheumatologyJacksonvilleUSA

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