In many sectors, technology has already been entrenched in people’s daily lives, and this will only continue. In today’s world, the healthcare system is heavily dependent on technological advances since they provide a multitude of opportunities to improve patient care. Diseases are treated more effectively and people’s health issues are better managed with the help of technology. It’s also associated with increased efficiency, error-free procedures, and faster healing periods, among other things. The use of technology in podiatric surgery is also advantageous.
Among the areas where technology has shown to be critical is minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Endoscopy, for example, has grown more popular as a way of decreasing the number of incisions made while also resulting in a shorter and less painful recovery time overall. In addition, the danger of infection is reduced. The use of materials that allow for minimum incisions and interruption with the blood circulation when performing external fixation is another major technological advancement.
In what way does this ultrasound examination serve a purpose?
This allows the technician to look inside your body and see how your tissues move as a result of the procedure. Foot specialists, such as Dr. Cynthia Oberholzer-Classen and our podiatric team, use this technology to detect and treat lower limb issues that are not apparent on X-rays. These tools allow our foot care specialists to accurately diagnose and treat foot issues that might otherwise be difficult to discover.
In recent years, diagnostic ultrasonography has become more common among podiatric physicians. Clinical diagnostic ultrasonography outperforms conventional radiography and may be as good as or better than magnetic resonance imaging for musculoskeletal diagnoses, particularly in the case of soft tissue disease, in certain instances (MRI). Also noteworthy is the fact that ultrasound-guided therapies such as injections have the potential to enhance efficacy by improving the accuracy with which site-directed therapy is delivered to problematic sites.
The effectiveness of ultrasound, on the other hand, is largely dependent on the use of proper technique and the interpretation of the images obtained. Because of the greater income produced by office-based technologies, diagnostic ultrasonography and ultrasound-guided therapies are especially attractive to prospective patients.
Despite this, recent insurance carrier rejections of billings by podiatrists for the use of this modality, as well as the requirement for “certification” in diagnostic ultrasonography by those wishing to use and charge for this modality, suggest that this modality has the potential to be used and abused.
What Are the Benefits of Having It?
Ultrasound diagnostics may be used to diagnose a broad variety of medical conditions and illnesses. It may be used to identify Morton’s neuroma, a tumour, or a cyst, as well as to assess the size of the tumour. It may be used to identify bursitis or capsulitis around joints. It is often used to determine the extent of tendon or ligament injury, particularly when a rupture is suspected. In certain cases, it may be possible to assess the severity of a condition such as plantar fasciitis by measuring how thick the injured plantar fascia has grown over time.
It is critical to be able to recognize a painful disease when it occurs. Our staff at Podiatry Associates P.C. may utilise this information to create a targeted treatment plan for your issue with the help of experts. Don’t ignore foot pain just because you’re concerned about what it might be caused by. Contact our Castle Pines, Cherry Creek, Parker, or Aurora, CO offices to schedule a consultation or for more information on recognizing and eliminating unpleasant issues in your life.
X-rays in digital format are available.
During the past ten years, digital radiography has had a major beneficial effect on the field of podiatry. In order to get an accurate image of your foot and differentiate between a range of issues, our podiatrist will utilize digital x-rays to take them. Our podiatrist will be able to distinguish between stress fractures and other abnormalities in your foot, which will enable him or her to diagnose and treat your issue more effectively in the future. Because the technology is digital, our podiatrist will be able to view the results of the examination right in our podiatry office.