Long Island Orthopedic Solutions Diagnostic Testing
By employing the most advanced diagnostic methods and equipment, Long Island Orthopedic Solutions quickly and accurately determines the exact nature and extent of each patient’s condition or injury. Diagnostic tools and procedures commonly ordered by our expert medical staff include:
An electromyogram tests a muscle’s electrical activity. Active muscles produce an electrical current that’s normally proportionate to the activity level, and an EMG can detect abnormal electrical activity caused by injuries or conditions including muscle inflammation, pinched nerves, peripheral nerve damage, disc herniation and others.
Nerve-conduction studies are commonly used to evaluate the function of motor and sensory nerves. Such studies are used mainly for the evaluation of numbness, tingling or burning sensations, and often lead to diagnoses of carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy and spinal disc herniation.
TRADITIONAL X-RAY AND MRI
X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging provide thorough and effective analyses of the human body and its myriad conditions. MRI provides excellent contrast between the body’s various soft tissues, while X-ray imaging (also known as radiography) provides useful data on the bony structures of the human skeletal system. Both of Dr. Weissberg’s offices have on site radiology suites.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound involves the use of high-frequency sound waves to image soft tissue and bony structures. Healthcare providers use this extensively for detailed pictures of tendon, muscle and ligament injuries and to guide certain dynamic procedures in real time. The use of musculoskeletal ultrasound has been part of radiology and physiatric medicine for more than half a century. At LI Orthopedic Solutions we are trained to do in office ultrasound which eliminates an outside referral and speeds up the diagnosis and treatment of our patients. Ultrasound equipment is on site at both offices .