Imaging Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XI. Ultrasound imaging in regional pain syndromes

A Iagnocco, E Filippucci, G Meenagh, L Riente, A Sedie, S Bombardieri, W Grassi, G Valesini, Annamaria Iagnocco, Emilio Filippucci, Gary Meenagh, Lucrezia Riente (+3 others)
Regional pain syndromes (RPS) are common complaints in clinical rheu-matological practice. Ultrasound (US) allows a detailed assessment of soft tissue involvement and its use may have considerable impact on the management of RPS. The present review provides an update of the available data about US imaging in RPS together with research issues relating to periarticu-lar soft tissue pathology. The research agenda covers: defi nition of standard scanning protocols for US examination of the most
more » ... on RPS assessed by the rheumatologist and the clinical impact of US fi ndings in the management of patients with RPS.