What is Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSK US)?
Ultrasound is a tool which can be used either to help diagnose a condition (such a rheumatoid arthritis or rotator cuff tear) or to help guide injections into a joint (such as a knee affected by arthritis). It has the same resolution (the pictures are of equal quality) as MRI for many conditions, is less expensive, and can be performed by either Dr. David Hogarty or Dr. Suneya Hogarty in the office.
When MSK US is used to guide injection it can lead to: Improved accuracy (research has shown that injections into the knee without using US are at best 80% accurate), less pain for the patient, and better results. MSK US is used in joint injections (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot) as well as specialized injection for carpal tunnel syndrome and back pain, otherwise known as an SI joint injection.
MSK US is a cutting-edge method of performing diagnostic exams and performing injections. It is fast becoming the standard of care in institutions like Duke Sports Medicine and the Mayo Clinic. Now patients can have the benefit of this technology in Goldsboro, NC. Drs. David Hogarty and Suneya Hogarty have had extensive training-including a course at the Mayo Clinic- as well as over 7 years of hands on experience. We are the only office in Wayne County that offers and uses MSK US technology.