The advances in ultrasound technology over the last several years have allowed physicians to expand their expertise in diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal injuries. Structures that were only previously seen on MRI or CT scan can now be seen in even more detail and are able to be observed while in motion. At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Richard J. Spelts, DO have been trained in the use and implementation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic musculoskeletal ultrasound to provide our patients with the most innovative and lead invasive technology available.
Ultrasound gives Richard J. Spelts, DO the ability to do the following:
Examples of Diagnostic Musculoskeletal ultrasound:
Ultrasound can also be used to help with treatment of many conditions and to guarantee accuracy of needle placement. Recent medical literature has shown that physicians can increase their accuracy of shoulder injections from 65% (“blind”) to 100% by using ultrasound guidance.
Ultrasound guided procedures:
Some limitations of ultrasound have to be considered as well: