Replacing Scalpels with Sound Waves: Ultrasound’s Role in Treating Musculoskeletal Injuries

Current treatment options for musculoskeletal injuries are painful, expensive, ineffective or overly invasive to the patient. After common conservative therapies such as rest, hot and cold therapy and NSAIDS, patients seek treatment from means such as physiotherapy and physical therapy to low-intensity ultrasound (diathermy) and shockwave therapy.