| | Ultrasound post-fusion
When I went to the physiatrist (PM doc) he said he was going to specify in my PT plans that the ultrasound shouldn't be done over the fusion site. I just went for my first PT on Thursday, and the therapist mentioned the same thing, that ultrasound can interfere with fusion.
I'd never heard that before, and believe me I have seen more than my share of docs and physical therapists since Dec. 2001.
So if you are undergoing PT after surgery, be mindful when you get ultrasound. Muscles can get this done, but keep away from the fusion site.
Nancy D-ACDF C6-7 on 6/7/02. Donor bone with no hardware
Nancy D-ACDF 6/2/02, bladder suspension 12/06, sarcoidosis 10/07, TKR 9/3/13