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Excerpts — Therapeutic Modalities for Musculoskeletal Injuries 4th Edition With Online Video

Using Ultrasound as a Therapeutic Modality

Ultrasound differs from the modalities discussed in the previous three chapters in that it transmits energy that falls within the acoustic, rather than electromagnetic, spectrum. Ultrasound is used in medicine for imaging as well as in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

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Mechanobiology in the Musculoskeletal System

The success of eccentric exercise for the treatment of tendinopathy is an excellent example of mechanotransduction at work. The tendon fibroblast (tenocyte) is the predominant cell found in tendon and is responsible for producing the components of the ECM and maintaining tissue homeostasis.

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Case Scenario: Neck Pain

A 28-year-old female tennis coach and player is referred for care, complaining of neck pain following a motor vehicle accident 6 days ago. She was at a complete stop when her car was hit from behind. She was transported to the emergency department at a local hospital. She was discharged after being evaluated for injuries.

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