When you are injured, oftentimes, you are patched up and told to let time heal your wounds. You visit the doctor semi-regularly to check up on your progress, but it can be hard to tell exactly how you are healing from an injury, such as a tear in your Achilles tendon.
The Center for Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village can help. We offer MSK Ultrasound Imaging to better diagnose and treat soft tissue injuries and joint pain conditions, such as arthritis. MSK ultrasound is an affordable option for an MRI with no exposure to harmful radiation. With the ability to see images in real-time, MSK Ultrasound has real advantages. Below, we’ll review some common medical applications of MSK Ultrasound Imaging. Contact us today for an appointment!
MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND
- Diagnostic tool for sports medicine. Most injuries in sports are soft tissue injuries. This is due to the fact that when you are playing sports, you are constantly twisting and moving in different directions and making sudden changes that are the responsibility of tendons and ligaments. Oftentimes, sprains and tears occur that can impact an athlete’s performance and training. It’s important to get them back to training as soon as possible. With MSK Ultrasound, doctors can diagnose these injuries and readily plan for treatment.
- Real-time feedback and monitoring for rehabilitation. Injuries to soft tissues, such as to the muscles around your rotator cuff for instance, should be more carefully monitored during rehabilitation. With MRIs, the exposure to radiation has been inhibitive for this purpose. However, with Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, dynamic evaluation of joints and tendons can take place that can be a valuable tool not only during the on-going treatment process, but also for the “all-clear” signal when healing is complete.
The Center for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound offers MSK Ultrasound Imaging to those in the Beverly Hills and Westlake Village area. Contact us today!