Could pocket-sized ultrasound be the new toy in the GP toolkit?

Pocket-sized ultrasound could be the latest addition to the GP practice to aid in the diagnosis of Achilles tendon injuries, primary care researchers say.

Early use of the devices in primary care could help overcome misdiagnosis rates of up to 22% with clinical examination, according to a report from GPs in Norway.

They described the case of a 36-year-old man who was incorrectly diagnosed with a calf muscle rupture after experiencing a snap while running.

Tendon rupture was initially excluded based on weak active

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