820 Second Ave, Suite 6D (at 44th St)
New York, New York 10017
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“The skilled practitioners at Spine & Sports Medicine of New York have been using musculoskeletal ultrasound for many years to diagnose and treat a wide range of tendon, muscle and joint disorders.”
Ultrasound offers several advantages over other available imaging tools such as live x-ray imaging (fluoroscopy), CT, and MRI. It is a readily available and cost-effective and can help evaluate tendons, muscles, ligaments, and nerves with a resolution that can surpasses MRI. Ultrasound can also be performed live, allowing for dynamic evaluation of ligaments and tendons, and it does not use radiation, so it is safe during pregnancy.
Ultrasound can be an effective tool for diagnosing problems in patients with difficult-to-evaluate conditions. For instance, to determine whether a tendon tear is the source of a patient’s shoulder pain, ultrasound is used to precisely inject anesthetic into the tendon sheath and if the patient feels significant improvement, it is an indication that that pain was originating from that tendon. Ultrasound can also help diagnose the source of painful movement-related snapping and popping sounds. By evaluating patients dynamically while they demonstrate their symptoms, we can identify things like unstable tendons and snapping calcifications.
Ultrasound allows us to precisely and safely deliver therapies to affected tissues. During ultrasound-guided injections or aspirations, we can directly visualize the needle approaching the target. Direct visualization confirms accurate injectate placement and offers a much greater margin of safety.
I think Dr. Panagos and his staff were great.. My appointment was on time and Doctor was very very nice and knows what he doing.. It was my first visit, and I highly recommend Dr. Panagos office.