Dr. Charles Stevens DPT, CLT, a previous participant of the WCUI |Global Virtual Point-of-Care Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (POCUS MSK) course, recently released a case study on how point-of-care diagnostic ultrasound used alongside his physical therapy sessions helped with his patient care.
Dr. Stevens’ patient came in with shoulder pain that began initially after shoveling snow and persisted until she was referred to Dr. Stevens at Mobile Therapy Services. No imaging was provided along with the patient except for diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasounds that were performed by Dr. Stevens.
About the Case Study
In his case study, Dr. Stevens’ describes how ultrasound provided real-time imaging while prioritizing the patient’s comfortability through patient positioning and movement. On Day 1, he was able to sit the patient, have her test her grip strength, and get an ultrasound image of her right shoulder and surrounding fluid, thereby visualizing the patient’s pain points. On her day of discharge, after 3 months of physical therapy sessions, Dr. Stevens’ was able to see the progress the patient made in the ultrasound and confirm the reduction of surrounding fluid in the patient’s shoulder. Read Dr. Stevens’ full case study here: Rotator Cuff Therapy: A Case Report + Successful Patient Outcome
Why Did Dr. Stevens Utilize Musculoskeletal Ultrasound?
Through musculoskeletal ultrasound, Dr. Stevens explains he can see impingement syndromes of the shoulder, meniscal tears of the knee, and other common orthopedic issues. In addition to having the ability to focus on patient comfort, he found ultrasound to be 1/17th of the cost of an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Musculoskeletal ultrasound is also pain-free, uses sound waves, and does not produce radiation. And finally, there is an added benefit with having the ability to create images in real-time rather than waiting for labs to return and be assessed.
Learn and Talk with Dr. Charles Stevens and Jeannine Noble at Our Upcoming MSK Use Cases Webinar on December 14th, 2021
Want to learn more from Dr. Stevens and Jeannine on how diagnostic ultrasound applies to your practice? Join Jeannine Noble and Dr. Charles Stevens DPT, CLT for an informative discussion on use cases of musculoskeletal ultrasound as part of patient care from the lens of a physical therapist (PT). During the webinar, Dr. Stevens and Jeannine will review several case studies involving the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. This 1-hour webinar is free and pending approval for 1 CME (continuing medical education) credit.
Learn More About Dr. Charles Stevens DPT, CLT,
To learn more about Charles, check out his business website, social pages, and recent podcast episode here:
WCUI | Global Virtual POCUS MSK Course
In December, WCUI Global is hosting an upper extremity and lower extremity POCUS Musculoskeletal (MSK) online course. This course is catered towards Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Physician Assistants, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Orthopedists, Physiatrists, and other medical professionals specializing in Sports Medicine who are interested in learning MSK ultrasound and incorporating it into their daily practice to enhance patient care. Our previous event sold out, so please register quickly and save your spot with a deposit.
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