We are excited to announce that in our continued efforts to offer all of the latest and best treatment options available we have added an ultrasound system. We use ultrasound for both diagnostic imaging and as a treatment aide. We have been using its needle localization capability for trigger point injections and to visualize soft tissue structures.
Ultrasound Offers Medical Benefits You Can Literally See
In keeping with our commitment to providing the best medical care possible, we now include point-of-care ultrasound among our services. This amazing technology enables us to see your muscles, tendons, bones, and tissue “live” on a viewing screen, usually without you leaving the privacy of your examination room.
Getting the “Inside” Story
Ultrasound has been used for many years in monitoring pregnancy. It doesn’t use harmful (x-ray) radiation, and images are immediate. Using ultrasound, we can watch your muscles and joints on the screen in motion. If you say, “It hurts when I do this,” then we can use ultrasound to watch what’s happening inside at the same time.
Our practice is using today’s most advanced ultrasound equipment to:
- See detailed images of your anatomy
- Help diagnose injuries
- Help detect abnormalities
- Guide needle injections
- Track healing progress
We’re in This Together
We believe that good medicine promotes teamwork between doctor and patient. With point-of-care ultrasound, we can watch what’s happening in your body together and can discuss the findings at the same time.
How It Works
Also known as portable or bedside ultrasound, point-of-care ultrasound is conducted using a lightweight system similar to a laptop computer with a connected hand-held probe (also called a transducer). If you have a pain or an injury, we can look “inside” immediately by placing the small probe against your skin to view (scan) the area. We use a special liquid gel between the transducer and your skin to improve the ultrasound signal. High-frequency sound waves are pulsed through the spot and, when they hit various anatomical objects or boundaries, they bounce back to the transducer and are relayed to the ultrasound system. The advanced technology and sophisticated software then turn those signals into two-dimensional images viewable on the screen.
We combine expertise in musculoskeletal medicine with specialized training in clinical ultrasound to bring you leading-edge diagnostic and procedural care.
Ultrasound for Musculoskeletal (MSK) Medicine
- Images tendons, ligaments, muscles, soft tissue, and surfaces of bones
- Images abnormalities like muscle and tendon tears, soft-tissue masses, inflammatory joint disease, and some nerve conditions (such as carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Images bleeding and fluid collection
- Helps physicians make assessments and deliver results in less time
- Provides moving images of anatomy in real time
- Helps track the progression of healing or disease
- Helps doctors with more accurate needle insertions