This is the backbone of getting a correct and timley diagnosis. The history and your clinical presentation is the most important aspect of any assessment. This in the majority of cases will enable us to make a diagnosis. Imaging in the majority of cases is only used to confirm the clinical suspicion.
Integrating ultrasound from the initial contact (where appropriate) allows for enhanced patient education, understanding and in certain contexts will provide vital information that ensures patients remains on the correct clinical pathway. This has shown to provide a rapid and cost effective solution to musculoskeletal problems.