Preface


The objective of this book is to provide authoritative, critically reviewed, and up-to-date information on diagnostic shoulder ultrasound. The volume contains more than 500 high-quality images to elucidate key concepts, includes positioning of the probe on almost every ultrasound image, provides extensive MRI correlation, and offers online access to illustrative videos on dynamic findings. It also integrates basic and clinical science, and is full of personal perspectives on established and controversial topics, which are essential in a field of medicine so dependent upon the intelligent integration of subjective data.

Some of the most exciting features of the book include (1) new insights on the pathogenesis of rotator cuff disorders (including subacromial impingement), (2) useful tips on how to use ultrasound to diagnose, grade, and follow-up supra-acromial, subcoracoid, and subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis, (3) practical perspectives on how to evaluate proximal humerus fractures including Hill-Sachs and reverse Hill-Sachs lesions, (4) novel applications of ultrasound to investigate deltoideal acromial enthesopathy as a hallmark of seronegative spondylarthropathies, (5) state of the art ultrasound findings of common acromioclavicular joint disorders such as traumatic dislocation, osteoarthritis, chondrocalcinosis, and ganglia, (6) helpful information on how to use ultrasound to differentiate incidental from clinically relevant os acromiale, and much more!

Hope you enjoy. Have a nice reading.

 

- Carlos Frederico Arend, M.D.

Ultrasound of the Shoulder, 1st edition, Carlos Frederico Arend