New ultrasound probe could improve rotator cuff assessment

Clemson University researchers are developing a new pressure-sensing ultrasound probe that can help clinicians discern between rotator cuff injuries that need surgery and those that may benefit from physical therapy alone. "With this technology, we can see things in real time ... the dynamic movement of muscle and tissue and say exactly what's going on there," said David M. Kwartowitz, assistant professor of bioengineering at Clemson. The probe would be less expensive and more convenient compared with MRI.

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