Ultrasound of musculoskeletal system
Ultrasound examination is due to its availability and relatively simple implementation often the first examination method in the orthopedic field. It is suitable not only for the first examination for discovering diseases and injury changes in the region of shoulder joint, elbow and ankle, but also for learning about injuries and diseases of soft tissues of the locomotor system, such as tendons, ligaments and muscles. Less often but in some cases still meaningful are ultrasound examinations of knee and hip joints.
Digital X-ray imaging
Our center in Ljubljana is equipped with the modern digital x-ray machine AXIOM Multix, which allows implementation of x-ray skeletal diagnostics according to modern standards of minimal x-ray radiation exposure. This way, patients can undergo the primary skeletal diagnostic examination, which is the most often needed, right in our clinic within the orthopedic examination. With the direct communication between the orthopedic specialist and x-ray engineer and with the standardization of projections performed in the status of individual injuries and conditions, we make sure that x-rays are technically flawless and that they have the highest diagnostic value. In this way, we can avoid unnecessary repetition and we reduce the need of additional examinations. Digital technique guarantee us correctly archived photo material, so in case of loss of one of them, it is possible for us to print new ones.
Nowadays, diagnostic imaging with magnetic resonance is known as one of the fundamental imaging studies in orthopedics. The method enables very specific, noninvasive detection of injuries of soft tissue structures, such as ligaments, tendons and muscles, cartilage and also meniscus.
In our center we have a modern machine for magnetic resonance which is adapted specifically to examinations in the orthopedic field. Its open configuration facilitates positioning the patient and it does not provoke any unpleasant feeling of anxiety and claustrophobia as in classical machines where the patient lies in a tube
Our important advantage in evaluating and interpreting the findings of any investigation undertaken is a close co-operation between the orthopedist and our specialist radiologist. Only with meaningful connection of the relevant clinical data with the data from the examination, we can provide the maximum utility value of the test.