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Musculoskeletal ultrasound

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An affordable and reliable alternative to getting an MRI

Ultrasound imaging has been around for decades, but improved technology during the last several years has made it possible to use ultrasound to look at muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and joints.

In the past, the only way physicians could see many types of bone and joint injuries was with an MRI. Musculoskeletal ultrasound costs 90 to 95 percent less than an MRI and is just as accurate. In fact, recent studies show that in some cases, ultrasound is even more accurate than an MRI.

Another benefit of having ultrasound in the office is that it can be used to accurately guide needles for injections into joints or for similar procedures, making the process significantly less painful and more successful.

Competitive Edge

During our Competitive Edge sports screening days, sports physicals are free for all middle and high school students at our partner schools. Schools will be assigned to a Novant Health clinic in Huntersville, Waxhaw, Monroe or the Arboretum area of Charlotte. Questions? Email us

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