Navigation Links
Doctors use ultrasound to diagnose possible muscular trauma in professional athletes on-site
Date:5/6/2010

Doctors can use ultrasonography (ultrasound) to evaluate and diagnose muscular trauma in professional athletes on-site, which helps them to determine whether or not a player's injuries are severe enough to take them out of the game, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2010 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

"Muscular trauma is very common in athletes, especially soccer players," said Ashok Kumar Nath, MD, lead author of the study. "Ultrasound is a readily available, radiation free imaging modality that allows us to diagnose muscle tears on-site," said Nath.

The study, performed in Muscat, Oman, included 50 male soccer players with possible muscular trauma in the thigh and calf region. Ultrasound was performed on-site during a soccer game. "Forty-six players were found to have either a complete or partial muscle tear. As a result their play was discontinued," said Nath.

"If we diagnose a muscle tear on-site, we know whether or not a player should continue playing or not. If a partial tear goes undiagnosed and a player continues to play, the continued stress of the game could result in a complete muscle tear, which is much more difficult to treat," he said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
hcurry@acr-arrs.org
703-390-9822
American College of Radiology / American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Campaign Calls for Limits on Doctors Hours
2. Doctors miss major cause of infertility and obesity
3. Diabetes patients rank health concerns differently than their doctors, U-M survey shows
4. Doctors and Scientists Create New Society to Promote Non-Animal Toxicology Testing Methods
5. Doctors Tell Lawmakers to Find a New GAMC Fix
6. Biomarker could help doctors tailor treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
7. Doctors: Memorable or Forgettable? 4 Steps to a High Visibility Practice
8. Tired Doctors Need More Rest According to New York Medical Malpractice Attorney, David Perecman
9. Transplant tourism poses ethical dilemma for US doctors
10. Doctors develop life-saving, low-cost ventilators for emergency, rural and military use
11. Greenfaith Ministry Calls on Churches & Doctors, to Address all Cannabis Issues and Regulation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Arkansas that offers insurance and financial preparation services, is providing an update on ... Rescue organization. , Rock City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Pa. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... While ... dark poses a problem. Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. ... to medication in darkness or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The ... to promote standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the ... – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate professor ... prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017 OBP ... self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced regulatory approval ... Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária ... single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated LED light ... access, illumination and exposure of a tissue pocket ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Halo Labs announces the European launch of their new low volume, ... 2017 in Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. ... samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample ... ... system ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... -- Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions ... in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and ... the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that ... be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in ... receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the three ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: