Musculoskeletal Diagnosis and Treatments

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Ultrasound First offers complete high level diagnostic ultrasound of the musculoskeletal system. When you get an exam your evaluation will include an evaluation of the ligaments, tendons, joints, muscle, blood vessels, nerves and other soft tissues based on the conditions your doctor wants to be evaluated.

There are many advantages to Diagnostic Ultrasound and can give you the answer you’re looking for, rule out conditions, or give additional information that your doctor needs to decide what the next step in treatment is.

Ultrasound has no radiation, is relatively faster than getting MRI, can evaluate motion or movement in real time, can see blood flow, and is relatively cheaper than MRI, CT and Xray.

Ultrasound can be of benefit especially in patients that have CT or MRI contrast dye allergies, are claustrophobic, too large to fit into equipment, or have a condition that ultrasound is the preferred method of diagnosis.

Specific Diagnoses Include

  • Shoulder impingement
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Arthritis
  • Biceps muscle and tendon tear
  • AC joint separation
  • Joint effusions
  • Cysts
  • Tumors
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Ulnar neuropathy
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Synovitis
  • Collateral ligament injury of the thumb or fingers
  • Trigger finger
  • Hip bursitis
  • Hip pain
  • Hip effusion
  • Hamstrings injuries
  • Gluteal tendon tear
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Iliopsoas bursitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Bursitis of the knee
  • Quadriceps tendon tear
  • Quadriceps muscle tear
  • Hamstrings tear
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Meniscal cyst
  • Patellar tendon tear
  • Calf injury or pain
  • Peroneal nerve injuries
  • Peroneal neuropathy
  • Achilles tendon tear or tendonitis
  • Perineal tendon abnormalities
  • Flexor tendon abnormalities
  • Extensor tendon of the ankle and foot injuries
  • Sinus tarsi cyst
  • Gout
  • Turf toe
  • Plantar plate injuries of the toes
  • Morton neuroma
  • Adventitial bursitis
  • Achilles bursitis
  • Arthritis of the put an ankle
  • Arthritis of the toes
  • Digital nerve injury
  • Baxter’s neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis and plantar fascia tear
  • Fibromatosis of the foot
  • And more

Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

In addition to diagnostic ultrasound, Ultrasound First also offers ultrasound-guided procedures. Ultrasounds provide higher accuracy and effectiveness compared to unguided procedures.

There are many benefits to steroid injections, including increased function and reduced pain in the affected area. Steroid injection reduces inflammation and helps preserve the form and function of the joint injected. Local steroid injections are more effective than oral steroids and reduce the chance of serious side effects.

Procedures We Offer

  • Steroid and orthobiologic injections
  • rotator cuff tendon interventions: Calcific tendinitis barbotage, lavage, needling, peritendon injection, bursa injection
  • Perineural injections/hydrodissection
  • Ablation (limited availability due to COVID)
  • Biopsy
  • Thyroid fine needle aspiration or biopsy
  • Lipoma injection
  • Baker cyst aspiration and steroid injection
  • Ganglion cyst aspiration and steroid injection
  • Aspiration and tendon sheath aspiration
  • Abscess drainage and aspiration
  • Tumor biopsy
  • Lymph Node biopsy
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