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David B. Case, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine at Cornell University Weill College of Medicine in New York 
John E. Postley, MD, FACP, assistant clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University.

This article enumerates the benefits and applications of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and details procedural guidance for join and soft tissue injections and aspirations.  Dr. Goyal also explains that ultrasound technology has been shown to be 6.5 times more sensitive than x-rays for early, accurate diagnosis of small bone erosions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.  He argues that point of care US can significantly reduce medical errors and offer efficient real-time diagnosis.   US can replace or supplement more expensive imaging technologies such as CT in appropriate clinical scenarios.

Group Practice Journal
Michael Shabot, M.D. FACS, FCCM, FACMI, is chief medical officer, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston and Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics and the University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston.

Michael Warneke, M.D. is medical director of quality, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

American Association of Orthopedic Executives Newsletter
Chuck Thigpen PhD, PT, ATC- Clinical Research Scientist, Proaxis Therapy

Walk through the rationale, steps taken, and results recorded from a re-engineered clinical shoulder injury pathway program focused on rotator cuff tears.