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Skeletal radiology


The purpose of this article is to better understand the role ultrasound plays in lower extremity joint interventions. Ultrasound is an important and reliable tool diagnostically and therapeutically. Real-time feedback, lack of ionizing radiation, and dynamic maneuverability make ultrasound an important tool in the proceduralist's armament. This article will touch upon the important anatomic considerations, clinical indications, and technical step-by-step details for lower extremity ultrasound interventions. Specifically, we will look at interventions involving the hip, knee, ankle, and foot. In addition, this article will discuss the roles corticosteroid and platelet-rich plasma may play in certain interventions.

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