The Role of Ultrasound as a Diagnostic Tool for Sarcopenia

H J Stringer, D Wilson

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Abstract

Sarcopenia is the progressive loss of skeletal mass and strength, particularly in older adults, with consequent reduction in function and independence. Changing population demographics, have resulted in increased prevalence of sarcopenia and this is associated with a considerable economic burden. Whilst simple, effective, non-intrusive management of this condition exists, no routine diagnosis takes place either in the UK or in many other countries, partly due to an absence of pragmatic clinical diagnostic tools to support the early identification of the syndrome. This position paper aims to provide a short overview proposing the potential case for developing ultrasound as a new and alternative diagnostic tool for identifying sarcopenia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-261
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of frailty & aging
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Sarcopenia
  • ultrasound
  • diagnosis

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