Ultrasound Diagnostics and Procedures
Dr. Frye is among the first doctors in the United States to have certification in Musculoskeletal Sonography, and The Center for Manual Medicine and Regenerative Orthopedics is the first practice in Kansas to be certified for musculoskeletal ultrasound by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM). Rather than the static images of conventional diagnostics, ultrasound provides real time information through a range of motion in joints, ligaments, and tendons. This is a very powerful tool when diagnosing problems related to the muscles and joints.
The safety, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of this technology, compared to MRI images, have resulted in rapid growth. Based on the information obtained through ultrasound, Dr. Frye can develop a treatment plan that is tailored to the specific needs of each patient. If needed we can utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to facilitate rehabilitation to treat the underlying cause of pain.
Just as ultrasound is used to look at structures such as gallbladders, veins, and fetuses, it also can visualize problems in tendons and ligaments. This is especially useful in the shoulder with the rotator cuff tendons. Tears and other problems of tendons, ligaments, and bursa can be seen.
Ultrasound Guided Procedures
Ultra Minimally Invasive Carpal Tunnel and Trigger Finger Release
Doug Frye, MD and Regenerative Orthopedics is the only regional practice certified by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, AIUM. Dr. Frye was also part of the pioneering group of physicians registered in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound by The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, ARDMS.
- Avoid invasive surgery
- Spares surrounding tissue
- No palm scar, avoids chronic hand pain and stiffness
- Less chance of infection
- Minimal downtime, back to full activity within a few days
- Most patients experience immediate relief
- Minimal pain after the procedure
- Go home with a Band-Aid!