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2022 Dec

Orthop J Sports Med



Assessment of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the Elbow Using Ultrasonic Shear Wave Elastography in Professional Baseball Players.


Yoshikawa T, Inui A, Mifune Y, Nishimoto H, Yamaura K, Mukohara S, Shinohara I, Hoshino Y, Matsuishita T, Kuroda R
Orthop J Sports Med. 2022 Dec; 10(12):23259671221138134.
PMID: 36532147.


Injury to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow can cause chronic pain and loss of throwing ability. Ultrasonic shear wave elastography (SWE) is a new imaging method that can be used for quantitative assessment of tissue elasticity.