In orthopaedics, ultrasound is an excellent tool for diagnosing the cause of tendon, ligament, muscle, and joint pain. It can also be used to help guide an injection into the site of pain. It is completely non-invasive, painless, and safe. At EMIRATES SPORTSMED,
Dr. Sammy Masri has received specialized training in the use of ultrasound both to diagnose orthopaedic injuries and to guide the placement of therapeutic injections.
Dr. Masri utilizes musculoskeletal ultrasound to help diagnose a number of orthopaedic problems such as:
In many cases, diagnostic ultrasound can find problems that an MRI might miss, such as tiny tendon tears or micro fractures. One of the best features about musculoskeletal ultrasound is that it is produces real-time images, showing the structure of muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments in motion. You can point to where you’re hurting and Dr. Masri can look at that exact area as you’re moving and experiencing the pain, which increases the accuracy of diagnosis.
Ultrasound is also helpful for administering medications. Using ultrasound to guide injections of cortisone, joint fluid (viscosupplementation), and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), Dr. Masri can inject the medication or platelets directly into the site of pain within joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This high degree of accuracy improves the safety and effectiveness of the injection procedure.
Benefits of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Using ultrasound in orthopaedics has a number of benefits: