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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Precise Treatments
for Quick Relief

Because some musculoskeletal problems are only obvious while the body is actively moving, it can be hard to make an accurate diagnosis with an X-ray alone. Diagnostic muskuloskeletal ultrasound in our Hollywood, FL practice allow us to look at what’s happening to your joints while you’re actively moving them. This is critical for figuring out whether the source of pain or injury is in the muscle, ligament, or tendon, allowing us to focus our treatment efforts in the proper area.

Why Choose the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics
for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound?

  • State of the Art Ultrasound Technology
  • Pain Relief Without Surgery or Medication
  • Treatments for All Areas of the Body


Diagnostic images from musculoskeletal ultrasound

The most well-known use of ultrasound is examining unborn babies while they’re still developing in the womb. However, it can also be applied to the treatment of musculoskeletal problems by showing us exactly what the problem is. Pain can stem from different parts of the body, and treatment can only move forward once we’ve narrowed down the right cause. Many patients have benefitted from our state-of-the-art ultrasound diagnoses; contact us today to set up an appointment so that we can do the same to help you overcome your own pain.

Ultrasound-Guided Joint and Nerve Blocks

Doctors performing ultrasound guided joint and nerve blocks

While interventional injections have long been used as a solution to treat many different types of pain and injury, most doctors do not have any type of guidance showing them where to make them. This means that in many cases, the medicinal substance in the injection is being delivered to an area where it is not actually needed, which naturally makes the treatment less effective. This approach can also end up damaging nerves and blood vessels.

Here at the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics, we use ultrasound to guide our injections so that they target the spots where they’ll have the greatest effect while also avoiding any damage to vascular and neural entities in these areas. This improves the outcomes of our treatments, making them safer and allowing for faster recovery times.

We use ultrasound guidance to help patients experiencing problems with their:

  • Shoulder
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Dorsal Scapular Nerve Entrapment
    • AC Joint problems
    • Rotator Cuff Problems
    • Biceps and Triceps issues
    • Subacromial Bursitis
    • Suprascapular Nerve Pain
  • Elbow
    • Joint Arthritis
    • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment, Neuropathy and Palsy
    • Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
    • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Wrist/Hand
    • Periarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex tears
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • DeQuervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis
  • Finger
    • Osteoarthritis of small joints
    • Carpometacarpal joint
    • Trigger Finger/Thumb
  • Hip
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Trochanteric Bursitis
    • Sciatic Nerve Hydrodisection
    • Hamstring tears/rupture
    • Quadriceps muscle tears
  • Knee
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Baker Cyst
    • Meniscus Tear
    • Medial or Lateral Collateral Ligament Sprains/Tears
    • Patellofemoral Syndrome / Chondromalacia Patella
    • Gastrocs Tears
  • Ankle/Foot
    • Sprains
    • Achilles partial tears
    • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Toe
    • Neuromas
    • Turf Toe
    • Osteoarthritis

Peripheral Nerve Hydrodisection

Person in pain before peripheral nerve hydrodisection treatment

When you’re experiencing some form of musculoskeletal pain, the culprit may be a pinched or compressed nerve. Many nerves have to travel through small spaces in your muscles and are thus more vulnerable to becoming compressed or pinched when the surrounding muscles are inflamed or injured. Pinched nerves can often cause severe stinging pain or numbness; you may have experienced it if you have ever had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or sciatica. Peripheral nerve hydrodissection involves injecting a liquid solution around the affected nerve to act as a cushion against the surrounding tissues, taking some of the pressure off to reduce discomfort.

Barbotage for Calcific Tendinitis

Patient receiving ultrasound-guided injection in shoulder

Calcific tendinitis (also spelled tendonitis) is a problem that occurs when calcium deposits collect on tendons. It has the potential to cause pain and limit mobility. If you are struggling with this condition, our team may be able to help with a procedure known as barbotage. We start by using musculoskeletal ultrasound to locate the exact locations of the calcium deposits. Then, we carefully insert a needle to break them up. As a result, you may experience a big reduction in pain and an increase in mobility. The procedure is fast and involves little risk.

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