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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal ultrasound has been an innovative complement to Rheumatologists within the past 10 years. At Torrance Memorial Physician Network, our rheumatologists use musculoskeletal ultrasound to better treat patients with inflammatory diseases. This technology allows our physicians to objectively assess disease activity and provide more accurate joint injections in clinic using ultrasound technology.

With musculoskeletal ultrasound, Torrance Memorial Physician Network rheumatologists are able to:

  • Visualize muscular and skeletal structures and determine if there is active inflammation. This helps in more accurate diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis
  • Evaluate for joint space fluid versus soft tissue swelling/edema
  • Precisely remove fluid and give injections for joint spaces, specifically in the knees
  • Visualize uric acid crystals in joint spaces to assess for gout
  • Assess for remission of inflammatory disease states such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Lupus arthritis


Our board-certified physicians are ready to help. Call our physician referral coordinators at 310-891-6717 to request an appointment.

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