Ultrasonography of the locomotor system (joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments).
Ultrasonography (US) is a non-invasive imaging method based on harmless ultrasonic waves. Ultrasonography is used in examination of the musculoskeletal system for analysis of:
- muscles, tendons, ligaments (contusion and sprain, partial or full ruptures, bleeding, haematoma, degeneration with or without calcifications)
- joints (joint capsule sprains or fractures, joint ligaments, joint effusion, synovial membrane)
- bone surface (in small fractures, inflammations and tumours)
- tumour formations and muscle tissue surface (assessment of perfusion, internal structure, limitations).