Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New technology at Holland Foot and Ankle

Holland Foot and Ankle is proud to announce some exciting updates at our north Holland location. We have recently implemented a state of the art digital X-ray machine. This allows us to obtain higher quality imaging to aid in our diagnosis and treatment of our valued patients.  The digital X-ray machine also allows easier patient access as well as deceased waiting times. We are also able to provide a copy of  the images on CD for a small fee if needed. The south Holland location will be updated within the next month with a new digital X-ray machine as well. We are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients, including the newest technological advances.  

Holland Foot and Ankle continues to offer diagnostic ultrasound imaging at our south Holland location.  Ultrasound (sonography) is a medical diagnostic technique which allows one to visualize and therefore examine a part of the human anatomy. The process incorporates the use of high frequency sound waves emitted from a probe and directed into a body. These sound waves penetrate and encounter the different tissue interfaces as they travels through the body. When sound encounters tissues or tissue planes, part of the wave is reflected back to receivers in this same probe. Different tissue interfaces cause a "reflective pattern" which is then sent to a computer. The computer processes the information and produces an image, which is sent to a video screen and/or printer. These images are then studied either "live" or at a later time to rule out any number of pathologies. Ultrasound can be safely used, even when an MRI is contraindicated. Common podiatric applications of ultrasonography include plantar fasciitis, plantar fascia tears, tendonitis/tears/rupture (e.g. Achilles tendon), capsulitis, intermetatarsal neuroma, bursitis, ganglion cyst, fibroma or soft tissue mass, metatarsal stress fracture, non-metallic foreign body, PT tendon pathology and guiding needle for injection, aspiration or biopsy.

Please call our office to schedule an appointment to see one of our physicians. 616-392-7472

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