Medical ultrasound technology uses sound waves to localize structures within the body. Conceptually, it is similar to sonar used by diagnostic-ultrasound animals such as bats and dolphins. The ultrasound probe emits sound waves, which are reflected by various tissues in the body and registered by the device to create a live image on the monitor. With recent technological advances, image rendering can produce fine anatomical detail, enabling physicians to localize structures such as nerves, muscles, and joints with exceptional clarity. The keen visualization obtained by ultrasound imagery allows the physician to specifically target anatomical regions of interest.
The advance and use of musculoskeletal imaging is an exciting injury assessment technique that can present new opportunities to help in the care of patients. Each day many individuals experience musculoskeletal pain causing frustration and stress in daily life. Many individuals have a hard time finding relief from previous injury and are unsure of treatment options.
For patients with certain musculoskeletal injuries, physiatrists, physicians specializing in rehabilitation at Legacy Medical Centers use a technique called musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose pathology and deliver therapies. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is known to be effective in improving care of patients with a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. We offer this treatment option for patients experiencing pain, along with those who have tried treatment options that have in turn been unsuccessful.
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Musculoskeletal ultrasound gives many exciting advantages to patients, including:
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