Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool for the imaging evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders and the first modality of choice for the assessment of soft tissue and joint disease. Ultrasound has several inherent advantages. The dynamic real time nature of Ultrasound often results in a more directed examination specific for the individual.
A wide spectrum of pathologic conditions of the musculoskeletal system can be demonstrated.
• Muscles, tendons, ligaments
• Superficial joints
• Shoulder pain
• Shoulder tendon tears ( rotator cuff )
• Soft tissue swellings and bumps
• Foreign bodies
• Enlarged Cervical Lymph NodesWarm gel is placed on the area of the body to be examined. The ultrasound probe is moved around to obtain specific images of the muscle, tendon or soft tissue to be examined such as tears of the rotator cuff or the Achilles tendon in the ankle. Bleeding and other fluid collections within muscles, bursae and joints can also be examined.
Note: Be prepared to spend at least 30 minutes at the clinic for this test. The patient may be lying on an examination table or sitting in a chair depending on what muscle or tendon is being examined.
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