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Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Sep;94(9):740-7. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000344.

Sonographic tracking of the upper limb peripheral nerves: a pictorial essay and video demonstration.

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From the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (C-HW, S-GS, T-GW, W-SC); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital, Bei-Hu Branch, Taipei, Taiwan (K-VC, M-YH); Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey (LÖ); and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital, Chu-Tung Branch, Hsinchu, Taiwan (C-YH).

Abstract

Ultrasound has been the most useful imaging tool for musculoskeletal disorders whereby peripheral nerve lesions constitute a substantial portion. High-resolution ultrasound enables elaboration of peripheral nerve morphology and reciprocal anatomy. However, limited literature is available for delineating standard positions and tracking skills. The present article incorporates a series of ultrasound images and videos to demonstrate how to scan the suprascapular, axillary, musculocutaneous, median, ulnar, and radial nerves. Overall, the authors aim to demonstrate the relevant nerve tracking techniques as regards the upper extremity.

PMID:
26135374
DOI:
10.1097/PHM.0000000000000344
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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