The Sports Ultrasound Committee looks to create an educational resource directed at residents, fellows, and other learners to review both common and unusual pathology within sports ultrasound using case examples. In exploring the library of sports ultrasound pathology, we intend for learners to gain an appreciation for the nuances of ultrasound imaging and increased confidence in recognition of abnormal findings.

Submission Guidelines

  • Current sports medicine fellows are particularly encouraged to submit, with faculty guidance.
  • If a trainee is preparing the submission, the content should be reviewed with a local attending to verify ultrasound image quality and image interpretation accuracy.
  • Following submission, a secondary review will be performed by an AMSSM subcommittee. Edits may be suggested or if images are of low quality, the case may be rejected. Thereafter, the accepted content will be posted and available for member review.
  • All content must be de-identified prior to submission.
  • High quality images and/or videos should be submitted. Low quality images will not be accepted.
  • US Pathology Submission Guidelines – a quick reference guide to a successful submission.

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De Quervain tenosynovitis
A 30-year-old left hand dominant female presents with the complaint of left wrist pain of 3 weeks duration. Pain is located at the base of her thumb and radiates proximally on the radial side of her forearm. Pain is described as sharp and is exacerbated by picking up her newborn baby or with making a fist and is improved with rest. Patient does not identify any injury. There is tenderness to palpation over the first dorsal compartment of the wrist at the level of the radial styloid. Wrist motion is normal. Eichhoff's test was positive.
Core Muscle Injury- Adductor Longus Related Injury
A 27 year old male presented with 6 weeks of medial groin pain after barbell back squatting. He felt a pull in his groin at the bottom of the squat with deep hip flexion. Since then, he has had pain with running and cutting as well as with daily activities like urinating, changing positions in bed, and coughing.
Mallet Finger
A 34-year-old male presented with 4 days of pain and swelling over the distal aspect of the 4th left digit following an injury during a flag football game. He endorsed the inability to extend his distal interphalangeal joint.
A4 Pulley Rupture
18 YO male presented for left 4th digit finger pain when coming off the wall from rock climbing using crimp grip position. Swelling and tenderness to palpation noted in the distal aspect of the middle phalanx of the left hand
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
45-year-old female with intermittent numbness of the left hand in digits 1-3, worse at night, without significant weakness presents for ultrasound evaluation.
Quadriceps Tendon Rupture
51-year-old male with acute onset severe knee pain after attempting to snap a branch with a stomping mechanism while camping. Patient reported that the branch "hit him in the knee". Patient was evaluated and placed in a hinged knee brace locked in extension at an outside ED and referred to clinic. Clinical evaluation 3 days later identified diffuse ecchymosis and palpable defect proximal to the left patella along with a knee extensor lag.
Medial Gastrocnemius Tear
A 35-year-old male contractor presented to clinic with 5 of 10, non-radiating, right mid-calf pain after repeatedly kicking his work trailer. He has pain with weight-bearing, ankle plantar-flexion, and palpation of the medial head of the gastrocnemius and mid-belly of the soleus. Thompson test is negative.
Myositis Ossificans
16-year-old male high school football athlete presenting after right thigh injury sustained during football practice 2 weeks prior presents with continued anterior thigh pain with ambulation, knee flexion, and with a decreased range of motion.
Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture
An ambidextrous 60 year-old male presents with distal forearm pain and bruising following an injury as he was getting pulled up by a boat to water ski. The patient felt a popping sensation and immediately experienced pain following the injury. He complains of weakness with forearm flexion and supination at the time of examination.
Patellar Tendinopathy
30 yo male multi-sport athlete with a 6-month history of anterior knee pain with sudden onset when loading to jump while playing volleyball. Pain is sharp, persistent since onset, and worsened with explosive movements. Exam is notable for intact extensor mechanism, although weak and painful with knee extension, and tenderness to palpation of proximal patellar tendon.
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