At California Orthopedics & Spine, an ultrasound is an extremely valuable tool for evaluating the joints and soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system. Problems with the tendons, muscles, and joints can be diagnosed with ultrasounds. Additionally, ultrasounds are much quicker than X-rays and other more traditional methods of diagnosis, allowing your treatment to begin sooner after an injury or other problem. If you experience an injury or another issue that requires treatment, give our office a call.
Usually, when people think of ultrasounds, they think of babies and pregnancy, but the ultrasound is an extremely versatile tool for measuring all kinds of soft tissue conditions in the body. In some cases, ultrasounds can help evaluate bone movements or hard tissue injuries as well. Using imaging techniques such as ultrasound imaging can help your doctor visualize the exact cause of your condition, sometimes eliminating the need for more invasive methods of evaluation or treatment.
Benefits of Ultrasounds in Orthopedic and Spine Evaluation
Ultrasounds offer a variety of benefits over other forms of scanning, and we use ultrasound whenever possible. Some injuries or conditions may require X-rays and other forms of scans, but many conditions can be effectively evaluated using ultrasound. A few of the benefits of ultrasound include the following:
- Avoids unnecessary radiation exposure
- More cost effective than other scanning methods
- Can be used to guide orthopedic surgeries, allowing for less invasive procedures
Orthopedic Ultrasounds in Marin County, CA
Your doctor will evaluate your condition to determine the best treatment plan for your needs. At California Orthopedics & Spine, our surgeons, orthopedists, and specialists always aim to help our patients live their most active lives using the least invasive, most effective methods available today. Researchers are finding new uses for ultrasounds in orthopedic evaluation and treatments, and our practice takes pride in using the most advanced and reliable treatments available for our patients. To learn more about ultrasounds or our other imaging services, give our office a call. One of our staff members will be happy to assist you.