It is a very effective test done by the echo sonography to detect muscle, tendons, joints, ligaments, etc These, for example are analyzed on the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle, etc.
It is a technology that has advanced allot in the last years, and physiotherapist have incorporated in our diagnosis and treatments.
WHAT IS IT FOR?
This test is done to diagnose inflammations, breaks and injuries of the tendons, joint capsules, muscle and joints.
Also used to detect lumps or abnormal collections adjacent to the joints or the muscle interior. The more affected and more studied by echo sonography joints are shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, knee and wrist.
Another important application for the echography is to guide and help the injuries treatment. Punctures can be done and guided by the echography device being more effective in the treatment.
HOW IT IS DONE
To make a musculoskeletal echography, the patient must uncover the test area and then lie down or sit on the stretcher and perform the requested movements by the medic because this is a dynamic test that detects the pathology in relationship with the movements of the studied joints.