It is known the long learning curve that implies the knowledge of this method of image. However, with such didactic works, such as the one offered by Dr. Jiménez Díaz, this learning is sweetened, and the inexperienced sonographer arrives to progress in the management of the probe and in the knowledge of soft tissue injuries quickly.
The text is strictly tidy and updated, it is also adorned with more than a thousand images of exceptional quality. It includes two first chapters on the general aspects of the technique and on the exploration of basic tissue injuries, and the ultrasound of each of the major joints is systematically described in six chapters.
Already within them, the examination of each of the compartments that compose the joint is studied, with special attention to the examination technique and the ultrasound anatomy. The most frequent lesions, usually ordered by structures, as in the shoulder joint, and in other cases by tissues, are all described, assessing all the pathology of the soft structures that make up the locomotor apparatus and even citing bone lesions.
Given the rise of therapeutic ultrasound, this text finally includes a chapter of interventional technique to develop eco-guided treatments and as a novelty, a chapter of three-dimensional ultrasound applied to the diagnosis of the locomotor system. Undoubtedly this technological application facilitates the diagnosis of some lesions compared to ultrasound in two-dimensional mode.
In conclusion, the experience in sonographic technique of the locomotor system accumulated over the years by Dr. Jiménez Díaz, together with his long experience in the treatment of soft tissue injuries in the field of sport, has resulted in this text Attractive and comfortable reading, which facilitates the learning of this diagnostic technique. I hope that with an upcoming edition of the English text, this book will exceed the borders of Spanish-speaking countries.
Congratulations on this great work.