When you’re experiencing orthopedic pain in any part of your body, you don’t want to wait: you want to find answers and begin your treatment process as quickly as possible. The first step on your road to recovery is obtaining an accurate diagnosis for your orthopedic injury or condition -- but due to the complex nature of your muscles and skeletal system, many traditional diagnostic techniques offered for routine assessment simply aren’t enough. A delayed or inaccurate diagnosis can be costly, leading to frustration, unnecessary expense, and prolonged pain without the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Trevor Turner has obtained advanced certification in musculoskeletal ultrasound in order to provide patients with the most accurate diagnostics available in the field of orthopedic medicine. The use of dynamic ultrasound allows patients to get real-time imaging with the motion that produces their pain--providing insight into disease which may not show up on a still picture like X-Rays, CT Scans, or MRIs. Sometimes, this approach provides next level diagnostics without the use of an MRI, getting you in and out of his office in a shorter amount of time and at a fraction of the cost.
If you’re curious about how Dr. Turner’s ultrasound techniques can help you find the right diagnosis, keep reading to learn more and don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Turner with any further questions. If you’re ready to meet with Dr. Turner for your exam, don’t wait another minute. Reach out to us and schedule your first consultation appointment today.
High Resolution Ultrasound technology is one of the techniques that make Dr. Turner’s diagnostic approach unique, and it can be more effective than the standard, still pictures offered by more conventional tests. Unlike MRI, an ultrasound scan gives a highly trained specialist the ability to examine the tissues inside your affected area while you are recreating the motion that causes your pain. This allows Dr. Turner to better assess damaged tendons, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and other pain generators that may be missed using traditional diagnostic techniques.
Dr. Turner can perform ultrasound diagnostics on the joints in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. Many MRIs can take anywhere between 20 minutes to an entire hour and make some patients uncomfortable who don’t tolerate closed spaces . Conversely, a diagnostic ultrasound scan takes just 3-4 minutes of your time, and costs at least 90% less than a typical MRI with no radiation or enclosed spaces.
If you’d like to learn more about how Dr. Turner’s ultrasound-based musculoskeletal assessment techniques can help you find a more accurate diagnosis while also significantly reducing your discomfort and costs, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Turner with any questions you may have. If you’re ready to meet with Dr. Turner for your exam, don’t hesitate. Reach out to us and schedule your first consultation appointment today.
Ultrasound technology is incredible in its own right, and makes for a quicker, more accurate, more comprehensive diagnosis process. However, orthopedic medicine doesn’t just involve examining the tissues outside of the joints: your bones, discs, and cartilage are also factors, and they should be examined accordingly. That’s why Dr. Turner employs a fluoroscopy in combination with ultrasound to address the areas that ultrasound cannot see on its own.
Here’s how fluoroscopy works: a highly-trained and experienced technician will set up an x-ray beam that revolves around your entire body. Dr. Turner will combine the results of the x-ray with the results of your ultrasound and use both sets of data to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment. This allows for greater accuracy and a significantly smaller margin of error when placing orthobiologics into bone, cartilage, or discs.
If you’re looking for more information about how Dr. Turner utilizes fluoroscopy to supplement his musculoskeletal assessments for a more accurate diagnosis at the fraction of the discomfort and cost, reach out to Dr. Turner with any questions you may have. If you’re ready to meet with Dr. Turner for your exam, hit the button below to schedule your first consultation appointment today.
Dr. Turner’s musculoskeletal assessment techniques for diagnosis often may not require an additional MRI. In fact, an ultrasound scan and fluoroscopy exam can actually prevent your need for a costly, time-consuming and uncomfortable MRI. However, when MRI is required, Georgia Bone & Joint has purchased the new Esaote O-Scan, allowing patients to get MRIs without the discomfort of an enclosed space.
Many ultrasound-guided procedures eliminate the need for anaesthesia. However, patients who desire anaesthesia during their orthobiologic procedure may choose to get anaesthesia for an additional $550 charge with PRP. Note this cost is included for all patients who get bone-marrow derived stem cells (BMAC). For more information on our highly transparent pricing packages, be sure to visit our Pricing page.
While most ultrasound based procedures require no preparation in advance, be sure to follow any specific instructions given to you by Dr. Turner before your assessment. Dr. Turner asks to please avoid NSAIDs for 1 week and steroids for 6 weeks prior to the procedure. When undergoing fluoroscopy, you’ll need to prepare as you would for any x-ray, specifically by removing metal and jewelry and wearing loose fitting clothes to make it comfortable for exposing the body parts that need treatment.
Dr. Turner uses musculoskeletal assessment technology to diagnose a wide variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries in various areas of the body, including the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankle, and feet. To learn more about the specific conditions for which Dr. Turner uses ultrasound and fluoroscopy to provide an accurate diagnosis, be sure to read our reference pages highlighting the specific part of the body you’d like to learn more about.