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Table 3 Shoulder: Study Characteristics

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

Study Target Condition Number of studies (Systematic Review) Subjects Mean Age (years) Mean time from injury to ultrasound Ultrasound transducer frequency (MHz) Ultrasound reviewers
Systematic Review        
Lenza et al., 2013 [65] RC FTT/PTT 10 654 N/S <1 year 5.0 to 15 RAD
Smith et al., 2011 [66] RC FTT/PTT 62 6007 52.2 1 year 5.0 to 13 RAD and Non-RAD
Ottenheijm et al., 2010 [67] RC FTT/PTT; Bursitis; CT; RCT 23 1377 52 <3 months >7.5 RAD and Non-RAD
Kelly et al., 2009 [64] RC FTT/PTT 67 N/S N/S N/S N/S RAD and Non-RAD
de Jesus et al., 2009 [63] RC FTT/PTT 65 N/S N/S N/S N/S RAD
Diagnostic Study        
Alavekios et al., 2013 [68] RC FTT - 200 N/S N/S 12 to 15 Non-RAD
Le Corroller et al., 2008 [69] RC FTT/PTT; Bursitis; RCT; LHB - 65 52.4 N/S 5.0 to 12 RAD
Murphey et al., 2013 [49] RC FTT - 156 N/S 1 day 4.7 to 13 RAD and Non-RAD
Ok et al., 2013 [70] RC FTT/PTT - 51 N/S N/S 12 Non-RAD
Khoury et al., 2008 [72] RC Atrophy - 39 61 N/S 5.0 to 12 RAD
Strobel et al., 2005 [75] RC Atrophy - 65 53.1 N/S 7.5 to 9 RAD
Armstrong et al., 2006 [71] LHB - 71 59 N/S 7.5 to 9 RAD
Read et al., 1998 [73] LHB; Impingement - 42 44 8.8 weeks 7.5 RAD
Skendzel et al., 2011 [74] LHB - 66 55 <6.5 months 10 to 17 RAD
- AC - - - - - -
- Pec/Delt Tears - - - - - -
  1. N/S not stated; RAD Radiologist; RC rotator cuff; FTT full tendon tear; PTT partial tendon tear; CT calcific tendonitis; RCT rotator cuff tendinopathy (includes tendinosis and tendinitis); LHB long head of the biceps tendon; AC adhesive capsulitis; Pec/Delt pectoralis/deltoid