Saturday, June 15, 2013

Always Scan Where It Hurts

To Sonographers.  Always scan the area that the patient says they have pain.  When we do DVT studies we look at the major vessels of the lower extremities, and many of us stop at the knee.  I have found many hematomas, and ruptured ligaments below the knee when I have been asked to to do a routine venous ultrasound.  Do not forget Baker's cysts behind the knee.  And do not forget to scan below the knee for other pathologies.  Blessings.  TW
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