Dr Tony Mitchell uses a SonoSite MicroMaxx system as part of East Lancashire PCT’s MSK service.
East Lancashire PCT Musculoskeletal Service uses two MicroMaxx point-of-care ultrasound systems for diagnosis and treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal injuries at its primary healthcare centres. Educational lead Dr Tony Mitchell said: “I use the system for assessment and treatment of a wide range of non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions, and the ability to scan in the clinic provides valuable extra information for diagnosis.
“It is a useful diagnostic aid for suspected rotator cuff tears, identification of calcification and bursitis, and for Achilles and patella tendons.”
See the full report on page 18 of the September 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.