Why use musculoskeletal ultrasonography in
pediatric rheumatology?


Physical examination in younger rheumatology patients can be challenging1

Musculoskeletal ultrasonography is non-invasive, mobile, instantly accessible and is suitable for use in children of all ages

Musculoskeletal ultrasonography allows multiple joint assessment in one sitting and provides an opportunity to do ultrasonography-guided injections2

Use of Musculoskeletal ultrasonography supports interaction with patient and parent and provides a visual illustration of abstract concepts for patients (synovitis)

Musculoskeletal ultrasonography is well tolerated, with no need for sedation2

The addition of musculoskeletal ultrasonography to examination and history-taking provides an enhanced assessment
1. Beukelman T. et al Pediatr Rheumatol Online J2017;15;31;
2. Malattia C et al. Expert Rev Clin Immunol 2018;14;681-694;
What is Ped-MUS?

Ped-MUS is a global educational initiative aiming to improve quality of care of pediatric rheumatology patients. Ped-MUS provides practical training tools and resources for pediatric rheumatologists who wish to incorporate the use of musculoskeletal ultrasonography into their clinical practice.

The ultimate goal of Ped-MUS is to improve outcomes in pediatric rheumatology patients by enhancing diagnosis and ongoing assessment.

Download our interactive guide to using musculoskeletal ultrasonography in pediatric rheumatology patients
For the optimal learning experience, the content of the e-book is divided into easy-to-digest illustrated chapters:

• Introduction

• Technical aspects

• Pediatric aspects

• Guide to scanning regions

• Reporting and scoring

• Integration into clinical flow

All images have been provided by the authors, who have approved use for the Ped-MUS program
Steering Committee
Johannes Roth
MD PhD FRCPC RhMSUS
Daniel Windschall
MD, DEGUM III
Clara Malattia
MD, PhD
Other international advisors:
R. Allen (Australia)
K. Alsaeid (Kuwait)
L. Aruda Campos (Brazil)
G. Espada (Argentina)
M. Glerup (Denmark)
E. Oberle (USA)
C. Scott (South Africa)
J. Vojinovic (Serbia)


Date of Preparation: April 2019 | ALL-HUMR-190027