Musculoskeletal ultrasound is an injury assessment technique that uses sound waves to create images of painful or injured areas in the body. This type of ultrasound helps to provide visible, high resolution images without using radiation or causing patients further discomfort. This allows for the investigation and visualization of ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves in the office setting. Our physicians can then evaluate the patient in a more precise manner, locating the source of pain as well as diagnosing area’s where popping, snapping or other unexplained sensations occur. This evaluation can improve accuracy and speed of treatment for patients.
In addition to MSK ultrasound being used as a tool for diagnosis, our physicians also utilize this multifunctional modality to assist in precise needle placement for aspiration or therapeutic injection.