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Ultrasonography. 2018 Jul;37(3):175-189. doi: 10.14366/usg.18013. Epub 2018 Apr 14.

Musculoskeletal ultrasound: athletic injuries of the lower extremity.

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Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.


Athletic injuries of the lower extremities are commonly encountered in clinical practice. While some pathology can be diagnosed on physical exam, others are a clinical dilemma with nonspecific symptomatology. In these situations, ultrasound imaging can be utilized as an exceptional diagnostic tool, offering unique advantages over other imaging modalities. This article will review the imaging characteristics of commonly encountered athletic injuries of the lower extremity.


Athletic injuries; Dynamic; Musculoskeletal diseases; Tendonopathy; Ultrasonography

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