Musculoskeletal Ultrasounds

Image is everything

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a diagnostic ultrasound that provides a real time image that detects issues with the muscles, tendons, joints and soft issue. Because musculoskeletal ultrasound images are captured in real time they can show movement, function, and anatomy.

Some of the areas of use for Musculoskeletal ultrasound

  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Hip and Groin
  • Foot and ankle
  • Wrist



Some of the Benefits of the Musculoskeletal ultrasound

  • No need for tested area to remain motionless
  • Painless to patients
  • No radiation used
  • Provides real time imaging
  • Less expensive exam than an MRI
  • Portable
  • Can be performed on patients with contraindications (e.g. metal implants, claustrophobia, pregnancies)
  • Allows for joint positioning unattainable with MRI that can display certain abnormalities

Some common uses of the Musculoskeletal ultrasound

  • To identify Tendon abnormalities
  • For the evaluation of partial thickness tears and calcific tendonitis
  • To help differentiate between cellulitis, septic effusion, and soft tissue abscess
  • As a guide for needle biopsies and aspirations
  • In the evaluation of carpel tunnel syndrome
  • In determining whether a mass is cystic or solid
  • In order to effectively diagnose ganglion cyst of the wrist and baker cyst of the knee
  • To identify bleeding or other fluid collections¬† in muscles and joints
  • Providing a more accurate diagnosis of rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendons, Tendonitis and Achilles tendon

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