Is a modern research method used for diagnostics of diseases and pathological conditions of the peripheral nervous system. Today, this procedure is included in the list of mandatory manipulations that are performed in cases of suspected compression or damage of the nerve trunks.
Previous methods of peripheral nervous system study, such as electromyography, are illustrative of functional activity of the nerve trunk, which is insufficient to resolve the issues of effective nerve endings diseases treatment. Ultrasound allows to study the nerves anatomy, which is a huge advantage of this diagnostic procedure.
Ultrasound examination of the peripheral nervous system is carried out without special preparation. The procedure is performed, as a rule, in the supine body position. Patient may be asked to change the position of the limb for visualization of certain anatomical structures