Monthly Archives: December 2016

Usefulness of strain elastography of the musculoskeletal system

Abstract: Ultrasound elastography is a widely used technique for assessing the mechanical characteristics of tissues. Although there are several ultrasound elastography techniques, strain elastography (SE) is currently the most widely used technique for visualizing an elastographic map in real time. … Continue reading

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Analgesic Effect of Caudal 5% Dextrose in Water in Chronic Low Back Pain. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Epidural Injection

Abstract: Background: Hypertonic dextrose injection (prolotherapy) is reported to reduce pain including non-surgical chronic low back pain (CLBP), and subcutaneous injection of 5% dextrose is reported to reduce neurogenic pain hyperalgesia and allodynia. The mechanism in both cases is unclear, … Continue reading

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Distribution of Platelet-rich Plasma after Ultrasound-Guided Injection for Chronic Elbow Tendinopathies

Abstract: Characteristics of the spreads of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are not widely known despite commonly use. This study aims to evaluate whether PRP stays within the injected area by using ultrasonography, to improve understanding of the spreads of intratendinous injected … Continue reading

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