Hip synovial pathology
Muscles and tendons around the pelvis
Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
Knee synovial pathology
Overuse syndromes of the knee
Friction syndromes of the knee
The fabella syndrome
Iliotibial band syndrome
Medial head of gastrocnemius tears (tennis leg)
Peroneal tendons pathology
Achilles tendon pathology
Plantar fascia disorders
This book provides a detailed overview of ultrasound imaging of sport-related injuries of the lower extremity. The available literature focuses mainly on either clinical aspects or all imaging modalities and clinical aspects of sport-related pathologies, with little relevance on ultrasound. Indeed, recent advances in ultrasound technology, including high resolution, electronic, broadband transducers, have led to improved assessment of the musculoskeletal system, and ultrasound is now considered an optimal imaging technique to evaluate musculoskeletal sport-related injuries. Its advantages include the ability to perform dynamic examinations essential for many diagnoses, such as intrasheath instability of the peroneal tendons.
Drawing on the author’s over 30 years of experience in clinical praxis, this book highlights the great potential of the ultrasonographic evaluation of sports-related injuries and is entirely devoted to this technique. Similar to the two previous monographs by the same author, the book has the form of an atlas-text, with a wealth of high-quality ultrasound images and schemes – a structure that has proved particularly effective for learning, especially for younger physicians.
Ultrasonography of the lower extremity: sport-related injuries combines the interests of various specialists, including radiologists, physiatrists, orthopedists, rheumatologists, and ultrasound technicians.
• Highlights the great potential of the ultrasonographic evaluation of sports-related injuries
• Addresses not only radiologists, but also physiatrists, orthopedists, rheumatologists, and ultrasound technicians
• Collects a wealth of high-quality ultrasound images and schemes
Dr. Draghi Ferdinando graduated in Medicine and Surgery and specialized in Radiology at the University of Parma. He is a member of the ESFUMB (ECMUS) safety committee, of the SIUMB board (Italian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology) of the SIRM (Italian Society of Medical Radiology) and SIMS (Société d’Imagerie Musculo-Squelettique). From 2010 to 2016 he was the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ultrasound. He has authored 120 scientific papers, 10 monographs and book chapters as well as various audiovisual resources; he has also participated in 180 courses and conferences with lectures, round tables, communications, and tutorials. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Pavia’s Graduate Schools of Physiotherapy, Radiology and Radiotherapy, as well as at the University of Pavia School of Radiology Technologists and Orthopedic Technologists. He is director of the Simple Ultrasound and Diseases of Digestive System Unit of the Institute of Radiology, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia.