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Table 5 Main purposes of MSU

From: One in six physiotherapy practices in primary care offer musculoskeletal ultrasound – an explorative survey

 Patients with shoulder complaints (%)General patient population (%)
I use MSU mainly for:
 Reassurance of the patient16.324.5
 Choice of treatment36.736.7
 Adjustment of treatment8.212.2
 Evaluation of treatment28.624.5
 Doubts of diagnosis28.618.4
 Making a diagnosis63.375.5
 Suspicion on tissue damage83.775.5
 Indication for physiotherapy12.212.2