No Mercy Sports Medicine
Moises Irizarry-Roman, MD
Family Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Miami, FL
Musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation of your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints is one of the most beneficial advancements in contemporary medicine. At No Mercy Sports Medicine, you can meet with top-rated sports medicine specialist Moisés Irizarry-Román, MD, who uses high-definition, in-office ultrasound to diagnose and treat all types of musculoskeletal issues. Book your exam by clicking on the online booking feature or by calling the office directly.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Q & A
Why do I need a musculoskeletal ultrasound?
A musculoskeletal ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the inside of your body. This safe, effective, and painless diagnostic tool may be recommended if you have:
- Joint pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Knee injuries
- Sprains or strains
- Muscle tears
- Nerve issues
- Ganglion cysts
Even though musculoskeletal ultrasound is often considered a diagnostic tool, it’s often sometimes used as part of your treatment. For instance, if you need a pain-relieving injection in one of your joints, the ultrasound provides a live look to ensure the medication is injected in just the right area for maximum relief.
What are the benefits of a musculoskeletal ultrasound?
Musculoskeletal ultrasounds at No Mercy Sports Medicine may be offered as a stand-alone diagnostic tool, or to get more clarification if you’ve had other imaging, such as an X-ray. Dr. Irizarry-Román finds that musculoskeletal ultrasounds are beneficial because they:
- Are much more affordable than MRIs
- Don’t expose you to radiation, as with X-rays
- Provide clear pictures of soft tissues right in the office
- Provide live images where Dr. Irizarry-Román can see soft tissue movement
Plus, because Dr. Irizarry-Román can use a musculoskeletal ultrasound to look inside your body himself, he can often diagnose you right on the spot. A faster diagnosis leads to a quicker start to your treatment plan.
What happens during a musculoskeletal ultrasound?
Since musculoskeletal ultrasounds are conducted right in the office at No Mercy Sports Medicine, you won’t have to worry about making a trip to another facility. During your musculoskeletal ultrasound, Dr. Irizarry-Román applies a clear gel to your skin — you might need to slip into a hospital gown to give him better access to the area.
He glides the system’s transducer over your injured area, which delivers a live stream directly onto a monitor. Dr. Irizarry-Román might have you move your arm, leg, or other area to monitor tissue activity, or to get a clearer glimpse of specific tissues. The entire experience is comfortable and lasts just a few minutes.
Schedule your musculoskeletal ultrasound at No Mercy Sports Medicine today. Book online or over the phone.