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Musculoskeletal diagnosis using ultrasound technology

Musculoskeletal Diagnosis in Encinitas CA Area

At the Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, California, Dr. Peter Lloyd and his team have the diagnostic tools to help diagnose and treat musculoskeletal pain and disorders, including bursitis, arthritis, and gout. By reinvesting into the practice, our board-certified rheumatologist allows new and returning patients to use the latest technologies. This helps in discussing treatments and getting a definitive diagnosis for musculoskeletal conditions. With ultrasound technology, our team can provide imaging that guides our professionals to help patients in the community.

Why is a musculoskeletal ultrasound necessary?

Today’s technology allows doctors to see into the human body to see specific issues that can be resolved with treatment. The musculoskeletal ultrasound, sometimes known as an MSK ultrasound or MSKUS, uses sound waves to offer images of the body’s tendons, joints, and bones in the same way it is used to view an unborn baby in a pregnant mother. The ultrasound images derived from these devices are fast, non-invasive, and free from radiation, making them a more desirable option than traditional x-rays images. The ultrasound device is used not only to diagnose conditions but also to provide ultrasound-guided injections into the body. This ensures greater accuracy and less pain for the patient.

What to expect during musculoskeletal ultrasounds

First, Dr. Peter Lloyd will conduct a full medical history and a physical evaluation of the patient if new to his practice. He will listen to the patient’s concerns and determine if a musculoskeletal ultrasound would be beneficial. The ultrasound may be done during the same appointment, allowing him to interpret the results and provide patients with information on their condition before leaving the office. If patients benefit from injections, they will often be performed at the same time as the diagnostic ultrasounds to avoid a separate visit later on.

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Schedule a visit today with Dr. Peter Lloyd and his team

Encinitas, California, area patients interested in learning more about the use of ultrasound energy to diagnose musculoskeletal conditions are welcome to speak to our team at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center. The office is located at 477 N. El Camino Real, Suite #D304 and can be reached by calling 760-509-2429.

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Dr. Peter Lloyd

Dr. Peter Lloyd

Dr. Peter Lloyd is a board-certified rheumatologist with exceptional expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and other rheumatologic diseases. He earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago. He completed his rheumatology fellowship training at the prestigious David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. At his facility Seaside Rheumatology, he treats his patients using the latest technology and medical developments. Due to his impeccable academic records, modern approach to treatments and compassionate patient care, he is valued as one of the best rheumatologists in the Rheumatology field.

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