MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center offers Musculoskeletal Ultrasound technology on premises, performed by our experienced physicians. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound technology uses diagnostic ultrasound to image the soft tissue of the body. Just as ultrasound is used to image an unborn fetus, evaluate the heart and internal organs, doctors also rely on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound to image muscles, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissue. This modality has the distinct advantage of visualizing the body in motion (dynamic) and has no known contraindications to its use. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound testing can be performed when other diagnostic tests are or may be unavailable. Claustrophobic patients or those with metal implants, cardiac pacemakers, women who are pregnant, and the very young or very old, pose no problem for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound examinations.

In addition to accurate, less expensive and timely comprehensive diagnosticinformation, our patients actually enjoy watching their own body motion and appreciate that the procedures are not unpleasant and require a minimal amount of time to complete.

Common diagnostic uses for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound technology:

1-   Needle Guidance:

Interventional procedures, such as joint aspiration, can be guided with Ultrasound once an abnormality is detected.

2-   Joint Evaluation:

Shoulder: bursitis, tenosynovitis, impingement syndrome, calcific tendinitis, full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff, Impingement Syndrome, etc

Elbow: tennis elbow, joint effusions, arthritis, ligament tears, bursitis, tendon rupture,etc.

Wrist and Hand: carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis-tendon tears, De Quervains disease, ganglion cyst, bone erosions, synovitis, etc.

Hip: tendinitis, bursitis, effusions, arthritis, etc.

Knee: meniscal tears, ligament tears, arthritis, joint effusions, loose bodies, calcification, Baker’s cyst, patella tendinitis, bursitis, etc.

Ankle: ligament tears/sprain strain, tendon tears/tenosynovitis, Achilles tendon rupture/tendinitis, bursitis/effusion/synovitis, stress fractures, arthritis, bone erosion, plantar fasciitis, etc.