Introduction.- Anatomy.- Examination techniques and ultrasound appearance.- Pathology (tendons, muscles, nerves, synovium, bone).- Anterior aspect (muscle and distal biceps tendons, brachial muscle and tendon, bicepito-radial and interosseous bursa, median nerve, radial nerve, anterior coronoid recess).- Lateral aspect (common extensors tendon, lateral collateral legament).- Posterior aspect (triceps muscle and tendon, olecranon bursa, synovial recess).- Medial aspect (common flexors tendons, medial collateral ligament, ulnar nerve).- Index.
This book on elbow ultrasonography is a practice-oriented book, offering a wealth of high-quality ultrasound images, and providing clear, concise, and comprehensive coverage of the normal anatomy as well as the main pathologic conditions of the elbow. The ultrasound images have been obtained using state-of-the-art scanners and carefully labeled to facilitate recognition of each condition. The book also provides a helpful comparison of the images and findings obtained using other diagnostic techniques, including magnetic resonance imaging. The text is complemented by practical tables summarizing key points for ease of reference.
Ultrasonography of the Upper Extremity: Elbow is a rich source of information on the anatomy, examination techniques and ultrasound appearances of one of the anatomic regions to have benefited most from the technological revolution that has taken place in the field of ultrasonography in recent years. The book appeals to both novice and experienced practitioners, including above all radiologists and ultrasound technicians, as well as rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons.
Dr. Draghi Ferdinando graduated in Medicine and Surgery and specialized in Radiology at the University of Parma. He is a member of SIUMB (Italian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology) of the SIRM (Italian Society of Medical Radiology) and SIMS (Societe d'Imagerie Musculo-Squelettique). From 2010 to 2016 he was the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ultrasound. He has authored 120 scientific papers, 9 monographs and book chapters as well as various audiovisual resources; he has also participated in 150 courses and conferences with lectures, round tables, communications, and tutorials. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Pavia's Graduate Schools of Physiotherapy, Radiology and Radiotherapy, as well as at the University of Pavia School of Radiology Technologists and Orthopedic Technologists. He is director of the simple ultrasound and diseases of digestive system unit of the Institute of Radiology, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia.