Dr Steven Sampson recently publishes an article in Imaging Economics, Sept 2011. Game Changer. Ultrasound Guided Needle Procedures Offer Accurate, Cost-Effective, and often Less Painful Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders. Dr Sampson describes how this technology is revolutionizing sports medicine. This service is not only available to elite NBA athletes, but is designed for the weekend warrior who suffers with pain from daily activities like overhead motions of the shoulder or grabbing a refrigerator door etc.
More and more studies are documenting the critical need to utilize ultrasound to ensure accurate point of care diagnoses and guided injections to provide the highest standard of orthopedic care.