Published online Aug 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i8.606
Peer-review started: February 13, 2017
First decision: July 5, 2017
Revised: July 10, 2017
Accepted: July 21, 2017
Article in press: July 22, 2017
Published online: August 18, 2017
Core tip: The role of point-of-care ultrasound in mass casualty incidents (MCIs) resulting in large number of trauma patients is still evolving. Radiological workup of these patients is important. The portability, safety, repeatability, and cost-effectiveness of ultrasound are great advantages in these situations. Its potential in managing fractures in MCIs is not fully defined. Its role will depend on different factors. The operator should master the technique, understand its limitations, and most importantly correlate the sonographic findings with the clinical ones.