What Is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a safe, painless, and instant way to see the structures of your body using sound waves. Doctors use an ultrasound gel to move a small transducer probe over your body to capture images of your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerve structures in real-time. This is an effective diagnostic tool to help your physician examine the condition of your musculoskeletal system.
Ultrasounds at Atlantic Orthopaedics
We offer onsite ultrasound services in Portsmouth, NH, and York, ME. Our providers use ultrasound to help make accurate diagnoses, most often related to deep bruising, twists, sprains, breaks, or conditions of tendonitis. While more advanced imaging technology is available, our Seacoast-based team of experts believes ultrasounds are an effective and affordable entry-level method to find and track many injuries.
More Info | Ultrasounds
Learn what conditions, symptoms, and injuries are often identified with ultrasounds, and what type of treatments are often recommended based on ultrasound findings.
Our providers often use ultrasound as an entry-level, non-invasive way to diagnose, start diagnosing, or track the progress of pain related to a variety of musculoskeletal symptoms, conditions, and injuries. Below are some common examples.
Severe pain – foot & ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, back, spine, neck, hand & wrist
Joint Damage – foot & ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, back, spine, neck, hand & wrist
Concussions – see Concussion Care
Spinal Cord Injury – see Back, Spine, and Neck Care
Stress Fractures – see Fracture Care
Please reach out if you need to schedule an ultrasound, have questions, or did not see your condition listed above. Our staff is happy to help.
Our providers may recommend any of the following non-surgical or surgical treatments based on the findings of your ultrasound. These are common examples.
If your injury or condition is not severe, rest and anti-inflammatories may still be advised.
Diagnose Your Pain with Ultrasound
We offer onsite ultrasound services in Portsmouth, NH, and York, ME.