MSK Ultrasound: A Powerful Tool for Evaluating and Diagnosing Pectoralis Major Injuries in Healthcare Practice.

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MSK Ultrasound: A Powerful Tool for Evaluating and Diagnosing Pectoralis Major Injuries in Healthcare Practice.

Manske RC, Wolfe C, Page P, Voight M.

 

ABSTRACT

Accurately diagnosing pectoralis major injuries, particularly in athletes, often presents a challenge for healthcare practitioners. Although pectoralis muscle injuries are relatively uncommon, the diagnosis of a tear may be overlooked without careful screening by a thorough physical examination of both the injured and uninjured sides. While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has traditionally held the gold standard, musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) has emerged as a viable alternative. This article delves into the power of MSKUS in evaluating and diagnosing pectoralis major injuries, highlighting its dynamic capabilities, real-time visualization, and cost-effectiveness in comparison to MRI. By equipping healthcare professionals with a thorough understanding of MSKUS’s potential, this article aims to empower them to confidently diagnose and manage pectoralis major injuries, ultimately improving patient outcomes and facilitating a faster return to function.

 

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