Ultrasound is an amazing way for orthopedic surgeons to diagnose a variety of injuries and conditions. It doesn’t emit ionizing radiation like X-rays, and it is safe for patients with pacemakers or metal implants, unlike MRIs. Diagnostic ultrasound can be used to diagnose conditions in the:
Our arthroscopic specialists use diagnostic ultrasound with his cases because it is flexible and extremely beneficial for both doctors and patients.
Orthopedic ultrasound is often referred to as the “orthopedic surgeon’s stethoscope.” Because diagnostic ultrasound provides immediate results, it enables real-time assessment of joints and tendons as well as the detection of fractures and structural abnormalities, infection, nerve compression, injury to ligaments, and mechanical impingement between bones and soft tissue. It may also be repeated as often as necessary, making it extremely useful for monitoring treatment. The flexibility and precision of the ultrasound also over orthopedic surgeons the opportunity to examine the most tender points of an injury. This increases the likelihood of finding abnormalities and ensures more clinical relevance in the examination. In certain cases, diagnostic ultrasound also enables a “vision” biopsy.
Orthopedic ultrasound is an amazing diagnostic tool in orthopedics, and the doctors at Trinity recognize and value its use. The advances in the quality of resolution continue to enhance its usefulness as the improvements in the quality of the picture have increased its potential in clinical applications. At Trinity Spine and Orthopedics, we make use of orthopedic ultrasound as a flexible tool in arthroscopy, pain management, orthopedics, physical therapy, and sports medicine. Are you hurt? An orthopedic ultrasound can help us find out why. Contact our clinic today to find out more about what diagnostic ultrasound can do for you!