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MSKUS (MusculoSkeletal UltraSound)

     Within the last decade, musculoskeletal ultrasound has become an established imaging technique. The use of in-office ultrasound, performed by an attending doctor allows for a more efficient implementation of the management plan. Rapidly evolving technology continues to play a role in evolving musculoskeletal ultrasound – making the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound in patient management increasingly clear.

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 :: Clinical Use:

As acceptance grows, Ultrasound is increasingly used in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions to evaluate:

-         Bone healing :fracture union and nonunion,

-         Occult pediatric fractures

-         Infection,

-         Imaging the periarticular soft tissues about the joints (ligamentous injury), e.g., detection of rotator cuff tears or developmental dysphasia of the hip.

-         Foreign bodies.

-         Muscle injury. To detect depth changes, and hence volume changes, in muscle compartments

-         Nerve compression, Confirmatory test in patients in whom there is a strong  clinical suspicion of carpal tunnel syndrome.

-         Mechanical impingement caused by hardware.