Ultrasound nets a qualified win in tennis-elbow contest

10:55 EDT 28 Jul 2017 | TriMed Media Group

Pitting ultrasound against MRI at detecting and grading tears of the common extensor tendon in patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis—aka “tennis elbow”—researchers in Poland have found the former is fine at screening for high-grade tears. However, when any tear is clear on ultrasound, MRI should be considered to precisely assess the extent of the injury, they conclude.

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