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Ultrasound-Guided Lateral and Medial epicondylitis

Ultrasound-Guided Lateral and Medial epicondylitis

Lateral epicondylitis, or “tennis elbow,” is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. Whereas Medial epicondylitis, or “golfer’s elbow,” is an inflammation of the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to the inside of the bone at your elbow.

Both tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow typically result from repetitive, forceful gripping and lifting. The conditions can be caused by sports other than golf and tennis, as well as work-related activities that involve heavy use of the wrist and forearm muscles (such as the movements of plumbers, painters, carpenters, and butchers).

Ultrasound has the advantages of providing high-resolution images of the soft tissues, the absence of radiation exposure, easy accessibility, low cost, and it provides relatively easy dynamic examinations in comparison with other radiologic modalities.

Which Ultrasound Scanner is the best for the evaluation of Lateral and Medial epicondylitis?

Using a high-frequency linear transducer during the assessment and treatment of Lateral and Medial epicondylitis is highly effective. Our medical research and development team always recommends either The Linear Wireless Ultrasound Scanner SIFULTRAS-5.34 – Color Doppler or the Color Doppler Mini Linear WiFi Ultrasound Scanner SIFULTRAS-3.51 to our Orthopedist, rheumatologists, and physical therapists clients.

On the one hand, the 7.5 to 10 MHz Linear Wireless Ultrasound Scanner SIFULTRAS-5.34 is a small mobile scanner packed with high-end technology. That enhances the physical exam and strengthen your clinical confidence. It guides the aspiration of cystic lesions or effusion within the elbow joint, helps to differentiate possible etiologies and achieve the relief of symptoms. 

Most importantly, to prevent any damage to the surrounding neuro-vascular tissues, the tip of the needle should be seen closely during the operation. So real-time ultrasound supervision is really needed.

On the other hand, the Color Doppler 10 to 14 MHz Mini Linear Ultrasound Scanner SIFULTRAS-3.51 comes with a needle guide holder. Also, it gives real-time information regarding anatomy and blood vessel location to guide needle placement. 

Since SIFULTRAS-3.51 can quickly locate the depth and diameter of puncture’s navigation. It provides real-time injection guidance to stop injecting the corticosteroid directly into the tendon material or subcutaneous tissue, which may result in subcutaneous fatty atrophy and skin depigmentation.

Ultrasonography is a good first-line imaging tool for evaluating elbow lesions and guiding clinical and diagnostic therapies. Indeed, Ultrasound Scanner is useful for guiding surgical treatments such as local injection and minimally invasive operations because it allows for multiplanar and real-time observation of the soft tissues.

References: Lateral and Medial epicondylitisLateral and medial epicondylitis of the elbowApplication of Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Intervention for Evaluating Elbow Joint Pathologies

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