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Table 7 Elbow: 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        
 Beekman et al., 2003 [80] UNN/CTS 7 542 39.2 N/S 5.0 to 12 RAD and Non-RAD
 Dones et al., 2014 [76] LE 7 211 50 >6 weeks 5.0 to 15 RAD and Non-RAD
Diagnostic Study        
 Lobo et al., 2013 [78] BTI - 45 44 34.5 days 6.0 to 17.5 RAD
 Park et al., 2008 [79] ME - 18 50 17.6 months 7.5 to 15 RAD
- UNS - - - - - -
- RNC - - - - - -
- MNE/PS - - - - - -
- LCL - - - - - -
- MCL - - - - - -
- Bursitis - - - - - -
- TTI - - - - - -
  1. N/S not stated; RAD Radiologist; LE lateral epicondylalgia; ME medial epicondylalgia; BTI biceps tendon injury; UNN/CTS ulnar nerve neuropathy/cubital tunnel syndrome; UNS ulnar nerve subluxation; RNC radial nerve compression; MNE/PS median nerve entrapment/pronator syndrome; LCL lateral collateral ligament; MCL medial collateral ligament; TTI triceps tendon injury