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.

Ped-MUS e-book

The Ped-MUS e-book is also available to download in French, German, Portuguese and Turkish:

Ped-MUS Joint injection guide

Ped-MUS Educational videos

Hip
Shoulder
Ankle
Wrist and hand
Knee
Elbow
Download our interactive guide to using musculoskeletal ultrasonography in pediatric rheumatology patients
Ped-MUS e-book

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.

The Ped-MUS e-book is also available to download in French, German, Portuguese and Turkish.
Download our interactive guide to joint injections in pediatric rheumatology patients
Ped-MUS Joint injection guide

The Joint injection guide has been designed to be easily navigable for use in everyday clinical practice, and is split into the following chapters:

• Introduction

• Technical aspects

• Anatomic regions

• Documentation and Summary

All images and videos have been provided by the authors (except where noted) 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)


Date of Preparation: April 2021 | ALL-HUMR-190027