A musculoskeletal ultrasound is a very useful tool for the assessment of soft tissue (tendon, muscle, bursa, ligament, fat, peripheral nerves, blood vessels, etc.) and cortical bone with the advantage of being cheaper and faster than other imaging tests such as magnetic resonance and because tissues can be evaluated in real time and with dynamic inspections.
The physiotherapist uses it during the examination of the patient, allowing him in real time and in a comparative way to objectively evaluate the injured tissue and thereby deliver treatment in a precise, effective and safe way. It also allows him to assess the evolution of the injury, thereby achieving a better relationship as regards to the cost-effectiveness of the interventions.
In addition, it is a guiding tool in minimally invasive interventions such as Intratissue Percutaneous Electrolysis (IPE) for the treatment of tendinopathies, dry needling for myofascial pain syndrome, as well as neurological treatment with neuromodulation.