Ultrasound evaluation of focal neuropathies in athletes

A clinically-focused review of ultrasound evaluation of focal neuropathies in athletes

The rare but clinically important presentation of focal neuropathies in athletes represents a potentially challenging etiology of pain. Causes of neuropathy range from blunt trauma, instability, compression or stretch injury; and may be related to biomechanics, equipment, technique, training errors or collisions. Whilst a number of imaging modalities may be utilised in the evaluation of nerve entrapments, diagnostic ultrasound is commonly used.

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