How to Scan the Knee and Foot With Ultrasound

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Dec 12, 2012 3:32:00 AM


Ultrasound is a valuable diagnostic tool in assessing muscular, tendinous and ligamentous damage in both the knee and foot.
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Topics: Musculoskeletal

How to Scan the Shoulder With Ultrasound

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Dec 5, 2012 3:51:00 AM


An ultrasound examination is an excellent way to examine the shoulder, especially the rotator cuff. Since ultrasound can be done in real time, physicians are able to correlate the patient’s symptoms while performing the scan. Recreating the pathology and determining where the patient feels pain can help diagnose the problem.
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Topics: Musculoskeletal

Ultrasound Goes Head to Head With MRI in Sports Medicine

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Nov 22, 2012 10:00:00 AM


The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine held the Ultrasound First Forum, aimed to compel providers to use ultrasound before other more expensive types of imaging for a range of clinical applications, including sports medicine. Dr. Levon Nazarian told the story of a sixteen-year-old softball pitcher who felt a painful click in her elbow every time she threw the ball. X-rays and MRI scans could not diagnose what was causing her pain. A real-time ultrasound of her elbow as her arm went through the pitching motion showed that the head of the radius partly slipped out of joint.
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Ultrasound Course Teaches the Essentials for Physiotherapy

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Mar 28, 2012 5:11:00 AM

In our conversation with Physiotherapist Allison McLean, she explains how the ultrasound course she took looked at safety issues, ultrasound applications, and the proper use of ultrasound when looking at the bladder.
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Topics: Musculoskeletal

Ultrasound Reveals Deep Tissue Pain

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Mar 13, 2012 10:30:00 AM


Physiotherapist Allison McLean spoke with us on how she was able to use ultrasound technology to reveal the cause of her long-term cause of pain. This is the second of three blogs on our conversation with Alison about her experience using ultrasound for physiotherapy. Last week in part one, Alison explains how she uses ultrasound for both assessments and treatments. Part three will be posted next week and will cover her experience with ultrasound courses for physio.
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Ultrasound for Physiotherapy

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Mar 8, 2012 9:30:00 AM


Alison McLean is a physiotherapist who owns Peak Performance Physio in Whistler, British Columbia. We recently interviewed Alison about how ultrasound technology impacts her practice. This is the first of three blog posts on our conversation with Alison, where she explains how she uses ultrasound for both assessments and treatments.
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Topics: Musculoskeletal

Ultrasound Emerging as an Effective Means of Diagnosing MSK Pathology

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Feb 18, 2012 9:30:00 AM


An article recently published on itnonline.com states that over the past two decades, MSK ultrasound has emerged as an effective means of diagnosing MSK pathology. The article refers to a study in the February issue of the Journal of American College of Radiology which states that the volume of musculoskeletal ultrasound increased among non-radiologists more than radiologists themselves between 2000 and 2009
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3 Points on Ultrasound for Pain Management

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Nov 30, 2011 7:30:00 AM


Recently on beckersorthopedicandspine.com, Abby Callard wrote an interesting article entitled “5 points on Ultrasound for Pain Management”. She discusses the future of ultrasound technology for pain management in both diagnostic and procedural applications with Michael Gofeld, MD.
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Topics: Musculoskeletal