In office point of care ultrasound has emerged as a tool to help treat and diagnose patients with musculoskeletal injuries. Diagnosis can be on par with that of an MRI for soft tissue injuries, allowing for a comprehensive examination and imaging to be done in the office. In short, an accurate diagnosis of condition can be made in one visit.
The ease and convenience of diagnostic ultrasound make it a preferable option for many patients. Dr.Pourcho carries vast experience in the use of this growing tool having trained at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) with Dr. Jay Smith, MD in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound. He is certified to do diagnostic and interventional ultrasound guided procedures with the American Registry forDiagnostic Sonography (ARDMS) and is a nationally and internationally known figure in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound.
Musculoskeletal disorders, also known as MSDs, account for around 600,000 injuries that require days away from work and cost businesses between $15 billion and $18 billion annually. At ESPM we properly diagnosis and treat patients dealing with symptoms from MSD and related pain issues.
Common Conditions Diagnosed via Ultrasound
• Muscle tears
• Tendon tears
• Trigger fingers
• Dynamic nerve impingement
• Joint swelling
• Dynamic joint impingement
• Ligament tears
• Joint instability
• Meniscal tears
What to consider when receiving diagnostic ultrasound?
Diagnostic Ultrasound is an outstanding tool for assessing musculoskeletal disorders and its convenience is unrivaled. That said, there are limitations as far as seeing through bone and diagnosing deep tissue injuries in some cases. This means patients must consult with their physician in order gain a proper understanding of conditions and treatment options. Dr. Pourcho is skilled and experienced in helping patients correctly make use of diagnostic ultrasound and formulating appropriate treatment plans thereafter.