Elbow Related Injuries Found with MRI NY!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012 AT 4:06 PM  by Dr. Marc Liebeskind

Summer is here, which means sporting events are in full swing, but along with physical activity comes a prime time for elbow related injuries. Even with the clapping and chants of the crowd, performing your best can be hard if you are trying to play in pain. Not an athlete? Well, you’re not out of the clear just yet. Elbow pain can occur from any type of overuse of the arm, including typing or using the mouse on a computer. Don’t further your injury by ignoring the ache. If you are left with questions surrounding your injury, whom, do you turn to? When elbow pain strikes, consider MRI in NY at Park Avenue Radiologists.   

Elbow pain, often associated with repetitive movements and most common in athletes, can be a sign of an injured elbow ligament, requiring Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction, also known as Tommy John Surgery. Recurring stress to a ligament can be to blame for injury requiring UCL Surgery. Tommy John Surgery requires surgeons to take a tendon from a patients forearm or hamstring. Doctors must then create a small hole in the ulna and humorous (the two bones that make up the arm) and weave the new tendon through these two bones. Before you should consider surgery however, you must have a clear x-ray for doctors to work from to perform surgery accurately without hesitation. Obtaining an accurate scan of an injured area can be difficult and stressful for a patient.  Don’t settle for traditional x-rays that require various angles and re-do’s, inflicting more pain, when you can experience the comfort of our new Open MRI in NYC.   

At Park Avenue Radiologists, we have introduced our newest open MRI in NY, the MAGNETOM Espree. This novel system allows for plenty of elbowroom, and patients of all sizes can experience a comfortable scan without the claustrophobia.  Our Open MRI in New York City can even scan with your head outside the tunnel and comes equipped with a conjoined stereo system for easy communication with your technician. Park Avenue Radiologists will get you in and out fast, so you don’t need to spend half your day getting pictures of your injury when you should be home resting.   

If you need Tommy John Surgery, let us cater to your imaging needs with an open MRI. At Park Avenue Radiology, you don’t need to trade comfort for accuracy. Learn more about our latest technology here: https://www.parkavenueradiologists.com/mriscans.htm

At Park Avenue Radiologists, our Board Certified technicians are ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding MRI in NY. Contact our NY office at 212.888.1000 or schedule an appointment online

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