Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Asheville
Our physicians are leading the way in utilizing cutting edge technology with ultrasound to enhance patient care. Ultrasound is utilized to diagnose tendons, ligaments, soft tissue & visualize abnormal fluid. It provides a cost effective, immediate, hands on analysis of the musculoskeletal system.
Dr. Christie Lehman is certified in musculoskeletal ultrasound techniques. She utilizes ultrasound to “see beneath the skin” and guide injection treatment during PRP therapy or bone marrow stem cell treatments. She will also incorporate ultrasound into her 5-step knee care protocol when diagnosing and treating for joint lubrication and protection.This improves precision and decreases pain during treatment, and helps Dr. Lehman achieve more effective treatment.
Orthopaedics, like many areas of medicine, has trended towards minimally invasive approaches in recent years. Dr. Lehman offers an array of minimally invasive ultrasound guided procedures including:
- Calcific tendonosis
- Joint injections
- Tendon debridement
- Nerve decompressions (i.e. carpal tunnel)
Below is a sampling of medical research to help you learn more about the benefits of ultrasound guided procedures.
- The diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography in gluteal tendon tears – a systematic review.
- Game Changer: Ultrasound-guided needle procedures offer accurate, cost-effective, and often less painful treatment of musculoskeletal disorders
- Accuracy of Ultrasound-Guided and Palpation-Guided Knee Injections By an Experienced and Less-Experienced Injector Using a Superolateral Approach: A Cadaveric Study