Musculoskeletal / Sports Ultrasound (MSK US) is a newer innovation that many sports medicine physicians have been trained in over the past decade. To many sports medicine physicians it has become an extension of their physical exam and can assist them in providing a more timely and cost-effective diagnosis. MSK US can also be used to guide injections and other procedures to ensure safe delivery of the injection, avoid neurovascular structures, and increase effectiveness of your treatment. Dr. Hammonds has been performing MSK US evaluations and interventional procedures for over 10 years. In addition to being trained in her sports medicine fellowship, she attends regular advanced training to stay abreast of the latest technology and interventions.WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND?
- Can be used on everyone.
- Real-time view of muscles, ligaments and tendons to correlate area of pain and restrictions.
- Facilitates bilateral comparison.
- Use of a musculoskeletal ultrasound for injections can improve your needle accuracy.
Some common diagnosis that may be evaluated by MSK US are: Bursitis, Rotator Cuff Tears, Tennis Elbow, Achilles Tendinopathy, Plantar Fasciitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sprained Ankle
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