The use and place of ultrasonography in the musculoskeletal system

Imaging with ultrasonography is done by using sound waves. Sound waves at a frequency that the human ear cannot hear are sent to the body through probes, and the sound waves reflected from the relevant organs create an image on the screen.

USG, which is used in many fields of medicine, has also been used to view the musculoskeletal system in recent years. With the advancement in technology, it has become a suitable device for imaging soft tissue pathologies. Joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and surrounding soft tissue can be easily examined.

After listening to the patient’s complaints and performing the examination, imaging the examined area and even administering the treatment with USG makes this device very valuable in the physical examination of the musculoskeletal system.

In the near future, musculoskeletal ultrasonography will be an absolute necessity and convenience for all clinicians working in this field. The ultrasound device will be the clinician’s stethoscope.

What are the Advantages of USG?

USG has become a preferred method in musculoskeletal lesions due to its easy and fast application, no radiation, and low cost.

Usage Areas of USG in Musculoskeletal System

Tendon diseases and tendon rupture,

muscle tears,

Sprains and ruptures of ligaments,

Fluid accumulation and inflammation in the joint and bursa,

Hip dislocation in newborn,

Shoulder tendon problems

tennis elbow,

heel spur,

Achilles tendon diseases.

Injection Treatments Accompanied by Ultrasonography

Shoulder tendon diseases,

tennis elbow,

heel spur,

Achilles tendon diseases,

Intra-articular injections.

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