Sports medicine professionals know their patients' health and sports careers might be on the line. They also know that SonoSite’s point-of-care ultrasound and needle visualization technology can help provide on-the-spot answers in the office, on the field, or nearly anywhere sports injuries occur. Assessing trauma in real time contributes significantly to a clinician's ability to get a professional athlete or "weekend warrior" quickly into treatment or safely back in the game.
Sports medicine physicians are discovering the value of ultrasound visualization in assessing injury and function, and improving accuracy in interventional procedures. SonoSite works closely with sports medicine physicians to develop imaging solutions that meet the rapidly-expanding clinical requirements of this specialty.
What Our Customers Have to Say
“I just saw the superior glenohumeral ligament under the biceps with the X-Porte, I could never see this before. Super cool!"
—Alan M. Hirahara, MD,FRCSC; Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine
“Rapid, efficient, and powerful imaging allows orthopedic surgeons to improve patient care and decrease overall health costs."
—John S. Reach Jr., MD, Director of the Yale Foot and Ankle Service, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
“Hand-carried ultrasound is less expensive, readily available, and provides excellent resolution with no radiation. On the other hand, an MRI can be difficult to schedule, cannot be brought to the point of care, and cannot be used on patients with pacemakers or those who suffer from claustrophobia."
—Levon Nazarian, MD, Professor of Radiology, Vice Chairman of Education, Director of Muscular Ultrasound, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania