Jewish Sports Medicine Physicians Receive New Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Technology
What: Jewish Sports Medicine primary care sports medicine physicians and physical therapists will learn to use a state-of-the-art new diagnostic tool, musculoskeletal ultrasound, from a representative of GE, the maker of the machine. This cutting-edge technology is one of the first in the region.
The musculoskeletal ultrasound exposes part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue. The machine is an important tool in sports medicine because many sports-related injuries do not appear in an x-ray and are not visible to the naked eye. The machine is located at Jewish Sports Medicine’s Central Station location near Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and the Jim Patterson Baseball Stadium, making it easily accessible for athletes from the University of Louisville and local high schools. It was purchased through the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation.
When: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Where: Owsley Brown Frazier Sports Medicine Clinic
215 Central Avenue, Suite 200
• Demonstration of musculoskeletal ultrasound by Jewish Sport Medicine staff
• Interview with Dr. Jon Becker, director of the University of Louisville/Jewish Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, regarding the impact and benefits of this technology
• Interview with Tony Christensen, board member, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Foundation, who helped raise funds for the $30,000 machine in partnership with Atlanta Falcons Quarterback and former University of Louisville football player, Chris Redman, and the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation. Christensen will get a first-hand demonstration from Jewish Sports Medicine staff.