Sports Injury Ultrasound Examinations
Ankle Ultrasound at TCFMI
Ankle pain is very common in adults. Pain could be from acute injury (either leading to a fracture or ligament tear), masses (such as ganglion cysts), tendon or muscle tears from sports injuries, or chronic pain from arthritis. Tears of Achilles’ tendon are easily seen with ultrasound.
Elbow Ultrasound Examination
Elbow injuries are very common in all age groups. Injuries could either be traumatic or atraumatic. Pain from repetitive injuries affect the elbow in particular such as tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) or golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis). Patients typically present with varying degrees of localized pain from mild to severe.
Hip and Groin Ultrasound at TCFMI
Hip pain is common in adults. Pain could be from repetitive injury (such as trochanteric bursitis on the outside of the hip), masses (such as enlarged lymph nodes usually from benign causes or hernia), tendon or muscle tears from sports injuries, or chronic pain from arthritis.
Knee Ultrasound Exam
Knee pain is very common in adults. Pain could be from repetitive injury (such as arthritis or tendonitis), masses (such as Baker’s cyst in the back of the knee), tendon or muscle tears from sports injuries, ligament tears usually from severe fall such as from skiing, skating, soccer or chronic pain from arthritis.
Swelling of the knee from fluid accumulation could be from trauma, infection, arthritis, and meniscal tears. Meniscal tears are difficult to see with ultrasound (MRI is the preferred imaging test to find these tears).
Shoulder Ultrasound Examination
Shoulder injuries are very common in all age groups. Injuries could either be traumatic or atraumatic. Tears of the rotator cuff and biceps tendons are a common cause of acute or chronic pain. Patients with tears of the rotator cuff tendon, typically present with varying degrees of pain from mild to severe (typically worse at night in bed), limited range of motion of the shoulder, and weakness.
Wrist Ultrasound Exam
Wrist pain is very common in all age groups. Pain could be from repetitive injury (such as De Quervain’s tenosynovitis seen more and more with increased use smart phones with keyboards such as the Blackberry), masses (such as ganglion cysts from minor or major trauma), tendon or ligament tears from more blunt or penetrating severe trauma, or chronic pain from arthritis.
How to Book your Appointment
At the Toronto Centre for Medical Imaging (TCFMI), we have been doing musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound examinations for more than 15 years. All ultrasound technologists at TCFMI have been trained by the quality advisor and Radiologist, Dr. Al Ismail who has performed and interpreted thousands of MSK Ultrasound examinations in his career.
At TCFMI, our ultrasound appointments can be made quickly, with low wait times. When you call our office, one of our friendly staff members will take your call and give you options for the first available appointment that accommodates your busy schedule. When you arrive for your ultrasound appointment, you will be greeted by friendly, courteous staff at our front desk and you will be taken in for your ultrasound appointment on time.
To schedule an appointment at the Toronto Centre for Medical Imaging, call our office at 416 368 8488 from Monday to Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM or leave us a message after regular business hours and we will be sure to call you back the next business day.