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Transcript of Ultrasound
Ultrasound affects both normal and damaged tissue may be more responsive to ultrasound is applied for its thermal effects, non thermal biophysical effects that may damage normal tissues will also occur. CONTRAINDICATIONS Application of ultrasound therapy to cancerous tissue should be avoided. Because it spreading the cancer cells to other parts of the body.
Localized tissue or bone infections are contraindicated for treatment with therapeutic ultrasound. The heat from the ultrasound therapy increases the likelihood of spreading the infection.
1. Ultrasound examinations are non-invasive they do not require the body to be opened up, or anything to be inserted into the body.
2. Ultrasound methods have become relatively inexpensive, quick and convenient, compared to techniques such as X-rays or MRI scans. The equipment can be made portable, and the images can be stored electronically. Brainstorming What is the risk of ultrasound? Why would someone need an Ultrasound? Sketches What is a Ultrasound? a device that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of some part of the inside of the body, such as the stomach, liver, heart, tendons, muscles, joints and blood vessels. How does an Ultrasound work?
Ultrasound measures the echo waves that are bouncing back and can also determine the object’s size, shape and whether it’s solid, filled with fluid or both.
Ultrasound Therapy- sends sound waves that produce heat that penetrates deep into the painful tissue and soothes it. How Does Ultrasound Therapy Treat Sports Injuries?
The sound waves penetrate the skin and surface layers and cause tendons and soft tissues to vibrate, producing gentle healing vibrations within the affected area that soothe inflammation and relieve pain.
Ultrasound waves also cause tendons and tissues to relax and increase blood flow to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation.
Increased blood flow also delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the tendons and tissue, removes cell waste and aids healing As the transducer is pressed directly against the skin, it sends out sound waves through or into your body. This data is given to the computer which instantly creates images in "real- time" for the technician, doctor and often the patient to watch. Ultrasound is considered a safe, penetrating the body procedure by most every medical community, in part, because it uses low-power sound waves. No major medical source in the U.S. has cited that there are any direct risks from a diagnostic ultrasound exam harmful enough to prevent it's use. What injuries would you use it for? Tendonitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Tennis and golfers elbow
Muscle strains and sprains
Backache How Long Until You Notice Results?
If you follow the recommended treatment schedule, your pain will recede noticeably over a 2 or 3 week period until you are ultimately pain-free. Unlike painkillers and other drug treatments, ultrasound therapy has not been shown to interact with systemic medications and has not demonstrated habit-forming behavior. Pacemakers and other electronic implants do not use ultrasound for obvious reasons. Ultrasound should not be performed directly over replacement joints, metal implants or on the face, skull and throat. Gritton, Ashley. "Ultrasound." Prezi.com. Prezi, 24 May 2010. Web. 24 Jan. 2013. http://prezi.com/9_aaxn2m3svc/ultrasound/
"Therapeutic Ultrasound." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 22 Jan. 2013. Web. 25 Jan. 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therapeutic_ultrasound
Jacques,, Erica. "What Is UltrasoundÂ Therapy?" About.com Chronic Pain. N.p., 10 Jan. 2010. Web. 25 Jan. 2013. http://pain.about.com/od/treatment/f/ultrasound_therapy.htm
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"What Is an Ultrasound?" What Is an Ultrasound? N.p., 25 Jan. 2013. Web. 25 Jan. 2013. http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-an-Ultrasound.aspx Ultrasounds can even help a surgeon guide a needle for treatment of a tumor. 3. Ultrasound is particularly suited to imaging soft tissues such as the heart and other internal organs, and examining blood vessels. PROS Patients with blood clots, should avoid ultrasound therapy, since the heat might increase the risk of a clot dislodging.
Due to the tendency of metal to have higher heat conductivity than tissue, ultrasound therapy should never be used directly over metal implants because of the risk for burns. Supraspinatus calcific tendinitis How would you use a Therapeutic Ultrasound? Ultrasound therapy is a treatment used by physical therapists to treat pain conditions, and to promote tissue healing. Ultrasound therapy should not be used on these body parts:
Over the abdomen, pelvic regions or lower back in women who are menstruating or pregnant
Over lesions, broken skin or healing fractures
Around the eyes, breasts or sexual organs
Over any areas with plastic implants
Over areas with impaired sensations or blood flow