Ultrasonography

Ultrasonography utilizes sound waves to image soft tissue structures such as tendons and ligaments (allowing us to see even the early, subtle tendon bows”), joints, bone surfaces and structures within the chest (heart and lungs) and abdomen (liver, spleen, intestine). This technology is extremely important in determining when horses with injured tendons and ligaments are ready to return to work, and how to guide their rehabilitation protocols throughout the healing process. Ultrasonography is used to accurately guide the injection of regenerative therapies into injured areas of tendons and ligaments.