Ultrasound scan of the musculoskeletal system
Another pair of doctor’s eyes
Ultrazvučna dijagnostika lokomotornog sustava
Ultrasound scans are entirely harmless and painless. During the examination, ultrasound gel is used in order to broaden the contact surface between the ultrasound probe and the patient’s skin. Ultrasound gels do not cause any kind of allergic reactions.
Ultrasound scans are an important type of medical examination when it comes to diagnostics of the musculoskeletal system. Ultrasound scans serve as “additional eyes“ for the doctor to see structures underneath the surface of the skin. Although ultrasound scans do not allow to see directly inside of bones, many symptoms of bone diseases or injuries such as fractures can often be seen with ultrasound scans. The decision of whether an ultrasound scan is necessary during an ordinary orthopaedic examination is made by a specialist doctor.
Ultrasound scan of infant hips and orthopaedic examinations of infants
All babies between 4 and 8 weeks of age should be referred to an ultrasound hip scan. In the first months after birth, hips are essentially made of cartilage and develop quickly. Early infant age is the ideal time to prevent hips from developing incorrectly and ensure they develop into healthy and regular hips.