Britt Carr Benson, DVM
Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound in small animals is becoming a valuable and essential tool for diagnosing and treating soft tissue injuries in the world of canine sports medicine and rehabilitation.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound can distinguish between disruption of tendons/ligaments, muscle lesions, older injuries with scar tissue or calcification, bursitis and tenosynovitis.
Regenerative medicine therapies, such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma, as well as other complimentary therapies can be delivered directly to the site of injury via ultrasound-guided injection.
Advantages To Using Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
- Can be performed without anesthesia in many cases
- Allows for visualization of the tissues during movement
- Lower cost than MRI or CT
Commonly Evaluated Areas
- Iliopsoas (groin)
- Stifle (knee)
- Achilles Tendon
- Flexor Carpi Ulnaris (wrist)
Dr. Britt Carr Benson is a highly-trained ultrasonographer who is one of the few in the nation to excel in musculoskeletal ultrasound.