We Treat Feet offers Musculoskeletal Ultrasounds for those patients who suffer from inflammatory arthritis, gout, and tendon disorders. It can also be useful for injections of difficult joints or periarticular regions. Here are some other instances where MSUS would be appropriate:
- articular pain, swelling, or mechanical symptoms without definitive diagnosis (glenohumeral, acromioclavicular, sternoclavicular, elbow, wrist, metacarpophalangeal, interphalangeal, hip, knee, ankle, and midfoot and metatarsophalangeal joints);
- inflammatory arthritis and new or ongoing symptoms (glenohumeral, acromioclavicular, elbow, wrist, metacarpophalangeal, interphalangeal, hip, knee, ankle, midfoot and metatarsophalangeal, and entheseal joints);
- shoulder pain or mechanical symptoms, but not adhesive capsulitis or as preparation for surgical intervention;
- parotid and submandibular glands in suspected Sjögren’s disease;
- symptoms near a joint obscured by adipose tissue or soft tissue derangements (glenohumeral, acromioclavicular, elbow, wrist, hand, metacarpophalangeal, interphalangeal, hip, knee, ankle/foot, and metatarsophalangeal joints);
- regional neuropathic pain to diagnose entrapment of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve at the cubital tunnel, and posterior tibial nerve at the tarsal tunnel; and
- guiding articular and periarticular aspiration or injection at sites that include the synovial, tenosynovial, bursal, peritendinous, and perientheseal areas.