During ultrasound scanning, the impacted area of the body is exposed to high-frequency sound waves, allowing your doctor to view real-time images of the afflicted area. While ultrasounds are most commonly used during pregnancy, they can also be a crucial tool in diagnosing orthopedic conditions such as:
- Early shifts in rheumatoid arthritis
- Small soft tissue tumors, both benign and malignant
- Abnormalities of the muscles
- Tears of the tendons
- Bleeding or collections of other fluids within the joints, muscles, and bursae
Ultrasound Imaging Procedure Preparation
Ultrasound scanning is a noninvasive procedure which requires little preparation and is performed on an outpatient basis. It is recommended to wear comfortable, loose clothing and to remove jewelry before the procedure. Most ultrasound procedures are completely painless and happen quickly, often within 15 to 30 minutes. After undergoing ultrasound scanning, you will be able to immediately resume your daily activities unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. No known side effects have been recorded from standard ultrasound imaging procedures.
Ultrasound Imaging at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global
At Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global, we proudly provide ultrasound imaging and ultrasound-guided injections at all office locations including St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. For further information surrounding ultrasound imaging in the Virgin Islands and its uses, please contact Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global at (340) 779-2663.