Ultrasonography of the Lower Extremity
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Ultrasonography is a useful imaging tool for various soft tissue and joint pathologies affecting the lower extremity. This article reviews the normal sonographic appearance of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, bone, and cartilage. The ultrasound imaging appearance of various pathologic conditions affecting the hip, thigh, knee, lower leg, ankle,and foot are illustrated. The advantages of ultrasonography are highlighted.
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