Ultrasound of a Partial Elbow Extensor Tendon Tear
Ultrasound is a powerful non-invasive tool to evaluate soft tissue. It can be especially helpful when imaging tendons. Platelet rich plasma has been used extensively in tendinopathy and I believe ultrasound could provide an objective endpoint for future studies. The size of the lesion could be measured before and after treatment. Calculation of reduction of the pathologic hypoechogenic area could then be made. We are beginning to evaluate a variety of ways to use ultrasound and would welcome any questions, comments or suggestions.