Musculoskeletal Ultrasound effective in diagnosing shoulder injuries including rotator cuff tears Vs. MRI

A recent study published demonstrated that oftentimes MRI’ sis over ordered by physicians. Furthermore, A combined ultrasound and x-ray evaluation strategy could accurately characterize shoulder pathologies for most cases. Our patients and athletes like receiving Ultrasound to quickly diagnose rotator cuff or bicep tears and move forward with a treatment plan based on the extent of injury determined. Ultrasound is a bedside interactive “hands on” technology that allows the Dr to dynamically move the shoulder around to pinpoint pain. Sometimes when a labral tear is suspected an MRI may compliment the ultrasound and provide further information to guide treatment and prognosis.

Man receiving ultrasound treatment on his back and shoulder
Man receiving ultrasound treatment on his back and shoulder

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