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February 5, 2011

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Getting the Bigger Picture

X-rays, MRI s and CT studies are often obtained as part of a sports injury evaluation.  In most cases these studies are static in nature and not dynamic.  Patients are positioned and instructed “NOT TO MOVE”.  Unfortunately for many patients their pain only occurs with movement.

At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic we acknowledge ultrasound as a powerful clinical tool since it emits no radiation, can be performed in our clinic and provides a dynamic evaluation of a painful joint or extremity.

Dynamic evaluation of a joint examines all the important structures at rest but also with movement.  For example during an ultrasound examination of the shoulder, the shoulder in put through various movements and stress.  In doing so it mimics the stress of daily activities.

A video illustrates how movement of the shoulder joint is incorporated into the  ultrasound examination.

In addition to its diagnostic value, ultrasound also ensures accurate placement of injected medication, prolotherapy and autologous stem cell therapies such as Regenexx SD, Regenexx AD and Regenexx SCP.    A video shows an ultrasound guided injection into the knee.  Accurate placement of treatment therapies ensures the best clinical outcomes.  This is the standard of care at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic.

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