Sport & Musculoskeletal Medicine
This is a medical field concerned with pain, disease or injury within the system of the muscles and joints, tendons, ligaments and skeletal aspects of the body (bones).
Sometimes known as MSK, this can concern treatment of arthritis, sports injuries, and other conditions affecting the MSK system.
This utilises diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, along with ultrasound guided injection treatments, or ‘Point of Care Ultrasound‘ is recognised both locally and nationally as a rapid and accurate identification and treatment strategy.
Unlike when you go for a diagnostic scan with a Radiologist or Sonographer, the clinician will take the time to first perform a thorough clinical assessment, since an accurate diagnosis is often obtained from blending the clinical findings with the ultrasound images. The ability to combine all these skills into one appointment often reduces the need for further tests.
Point of Care Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is a growing discipline.
Ultrasound Guided Injections
Many conditions can be managed through activity modifications and exercise-based rehabilitation, however there are some specific situations where a guided injection to a particular tissue has good evidence of benefit.
Ultrasound guided procedures include:
Joint & Soft Tissue Injections
Shoulder Hydrodistension for Frozen Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Calcium Deposit Needling and Washout
High-Volume Injections for Knee & Ankle Tendon Disorders
Pain Relieving Nerve Blocks