Sonoelastography of the Shoulder: A narrative review


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Babaei-Ghazani, A., Majdalani, C.-E., Luong, D. H., Bertrand-Grenier, A. et Sobczak, S. (2021). Sonoelastography of the Shoulder: A narrative review. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 2 . ISSN 2673-6861 DOI 10.3389/fresc.2021.704725

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Sonoelastography is a relatively new non-invasive imaging tool to assess the in vivo qualitative and quantitative biomechanical properties of various tissues. Two types of sonoelastography (SE) are commonly explored: strain and shear wave. Sonoelastography can be used in multiple medical subspecialties to assess pathological tissular changes by obtaining mechanical properties, shear wave speed, and strain ratio data. Although there are various radiological imaging methods, such as MRI or CT scan, to assess musculoskeletal structures (muscles, tendons, joint capsules), SE is more accessible since this approach is of low cost and does not involve radiation. As of 2018, SE has garnered promising data in multiple studies. Preliminary clinico-radiological correlations have been established to bridge tissue biomechanical findings with their respective clinical pathologies. Specifically, concerning the shoulder complex, recent findings have described mechanical tissue changes in shoulder capsulitis. The long head of the biceps and supraspinatus SE were among the recently studied structures with conditions regarding impingement, tendinosis, and tears. Since ultrasonography has established itself as an important tool in shoulder evaluation, it completes the history and physical examination skills of the clinicians. This study will provide an update on the most recent findings on SE of shoulder structures.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: Sonoelastography Strain elastography Shear wave elastography Mechanical Properties Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy ultrasound
Date de dépôt: 28 mars 2022 14:26
Dernière modification: 28 mars 2022 14:26
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