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Table 17 Accuracy Summary – Musculoskeletal Clinical Indications for the use of Diagnostic Ultrasound for the Hip Region

From: The accuracy of diagnostic ultrasound imaging for musculoskeletal soft tissue pathology of the extremities: a comprehensive review of the literature

Target Condition Recommendation
Tendons and soft tissue Grade
 Gluteal tendon tears 3
 Trochanteric bursitis 2
 Iliopsoas bursitis Unknown
 Psoas/hamstring/quadriceps injury Unknown
 Snapping hip syndrome (extra-articular) Unknown
Nerves  
 Meralgia paresthetica 3
 Femoral nerve injury Unknown
 Sciatica (causes) Unknown
  1. Unknown: No diagnostic accuracy studies found
  2. Grade 0: Not indicated
  3. Grade 1: Conflicting evidence (test results should be interpreted with caution)
  4. Grade 2: Equivalent to other imaging techniques (other techniques might provide significant information)
  5. Grade 3: First choice technique (other techniques rarely provide more information)