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St Neots, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, 2011/09/14 - The East Lancashire PCT Musculoskeletal Service relies on two MicroMaxx® point-of-care ultrasound systems for diagnosis and treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal injuries at its primary healthcare centres - SonoSite.com.
The combination of portability and user-friendliness is proving ideal for the Musculoskeletal Service’s workload, as Educational Lead Dr Tony Mitchell, GPwSI, explained: “I use the system for assessment and treatment of a wide range of non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions, and the ability to scan in the clinic provides valuable extra information for diagnosis. It is a useful diagnostic aid for suspected rotator cuff tears, identification of calcification and bursitis, and for Achilles and patella tendons. I also use it for guiding small joint injections – in the wrist and hand – and guiding carpal tunnel injection.”
“As we run the Musculoskeletal Service across three sites, the compact, handcarried design of the MicroMaxx systems makes them perfect for our needs. Each system is used directly from its carry case and can readily be moved between clinic sites if necessary. They provide good image quality while still offering value for money – particularly with the five year warranty – allowing us to provide cost-effective scanning and only refer patients to local radiology services when they require further investigation and formal diagnosis.”
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