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The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) offers a wide spectrum of services dedicated to managing various disabilities and assisting patients to reach their maximal functional outcome.
The Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic offers the latest innovative non-surgical treatments for pain from sports-related and chronic overuse injuries. Our doctors are highly experienced in using ultrasound-guided, minimally invasive treatments to relieve pain from tendon and joint injuries. Because of their extensive sports medicine expertise, they serve as team physicians for Stanford’s athletic teams.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound provides real-time images with no radiation to help guide treatment. These techniques can help alleviate your pain without invasive surgery and offer faster recovery time and return to normal activities. You and your doctor can see the images together, allowing you to give feedback while the doctor is evaluating your condition and performing the procedure.
Our doctors specialize in treating the following conditions, which can be difficult to treat with surgery:
Musculoskeletal ultrasound-guided treatments can be done in the clinic with very little downtime after the procedure. Your doctor will see you again in a few weeks to two months after treatment to follow-up. Our team works together to develop a treatment plan tailored to you, which may include:
Orthobiologics: Bone marrow or fat-derived tissue are injected with ultrasound guidance to relieve tendon or joint pain, commonly referred to as “stem cell” therapy.
Platelet rich plasma treatment: Your blood is taken from peripheral blood vessels and treated in a centrifuge to produce concentrated platelet-rich plasma, which contains factors to facilitate recovery from an injury. The plasma is injected into the injured tendon or joint to promote healing.
Ultrasound-guided tenotomy: Using ultrasound guidance, a needle is placed where your tendon is injured to clean out any injured or unhealthy tissue and expedite the healing process for calcific tendinitis or tendon-related injuries.
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Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.