Palmar Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment

Palmar Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment

CLINICAL INFORMATION 32yo female presenting with persistent thenar eminence discomfort and ache 3 months post Carpal Tunnel Release (CTR).  ULTRASOUND FINDINGS The palmar cutaneous branch of the median nerve (PCBMN) is identified deep to the released and thickened...
Shoulder Rehabilitation

Shoulder Rehabilitation

Shoulder pain from work or general life? Do your patients ask about rotator cuff rehabilitation?  Or maybe you just want to ensure you are  bombproof for another 20 years of ultrasound scanning. This is a great guide on shoulder rehabilitation from shoulderdoc.co.uk....
1st Rib Stress Fracture

1st Rib Stress Fracture

CLINICAL INFORMATION 14 year old girl complaining of a 2-week history of non-specific shoulder pain. Onset of symptoms occurred after an intensive softball throwing practice. Symptoms were aggravated by any shoulder movements away from the body and resulted in a...
Isolated Pectoralis Minor Tear

Isolated Pectoralis Minor Tear

This is an interesting case of an isolated Pectoralis Minor musculotendinous junction (MTJ) tear. The patient presented with anterior shoulder and upper chest pain. This had an acute onset as he applied a tackle during a weekend football game. No visible bruising...
Stener Lesion – “Gamekeepers thumb”

Stener Lesion – “Gamekeepers thumb”

This is a case of a 55 year old female presenting with radial deviation of the thumb metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint post fall. Imaging of the thumb MCP jt showed a Stener Lesion with rupture and retraction of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). The UCL has retracted...
Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Typically described as having 3 phases: Freezing or pain/inflammatory phase Frozen or stiffness phase Thawing or recovery Primary frozen shoulder is associated with an idiopathic onset, whereas secondary occurs following trauma or forced inactivity. Average duration...

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