Thank you for introducing me to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Being a busy orthopedic surgeon, it is difficult to keep up with all of the new developments in our field. This is especially true when it comes to diagnostic modalities. The information you provide is accurate, timely and specific.
In orthopedics, many patients present with general complaints of pain. While it true that a thorough clinical examination can help narrow down the possibilities, it is also true that quite often clinicians reach a point of uncertainty. Traditional imaging methods, such as MRI, when an insurance company can authorize them, more often than not produce non-specific reports. The UltraScan reports include a variety pathology, including bursitis, tenosynovitis, impingement syndrome, calcific tendinitis, etc., with equal accuracy. Your reports of full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff have never been wrong.
In addition to accurate information, the UltraScan procedures have no published contraindications. This is extremely useful when dealing with patients who have pacemakers, metal implants, are claustrophobic, pregnant, etc.
Thanks, again, for your great service.
Kipling Sharpe, M.D., Mezona Orthopaedic Professional Association