Ultrasounds can be used to visualize and assess tendons, ligaments, nerves, bone and joints, as well as be used to guide ultra-precise injections to treat your pain. There is no risk of radiation to the patient, and gives us important information to help diagnose a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. During your office visit, our providers can use ultrasound to diagnose and treat your symptoms.
An ultrasound uses sound waves to develop ultrasound images of what’s going on inside the body. An instrument called a transducer emits high-frequency sound generated by a special crystal, inaudible to human ears. Sound waves pass through and bounce back to the transducer from tissues to determine the size, shape, and consistency of soft tissues and organs. This information is relayed in real time to produce images on a computer screen.
Reviewed by: Thomas Schuler, MD, FACS, FAAOS.