Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Testing for Tears has been a boon for physical therapists and sports medicine physicians alike and has helped transform health care.
Diagnostic Testing Reveals a Partial Tear in the Quadricep muscle with loss of continuity.
Treatment thereafter involved PT sessions for 3 times / week for 6 weeks.
These techniques included graston based instrumented soft tissue mobilisation to improve muscle length of the quad.
Post imaging was then performed aafter the 6 week treatment cycle:
Post scanning revealed improved muscle texture and improved continuity of the quadriceps muscle, implying healed tissue.
The patient revealed improved measures of pain and improved function post 6 week period.
Utilizing diagnostic ultrasound with specific physical therapy lends to superior outcomes and validation using objective testing.