OrthoNow offers same-day orthopaedic visits for acute sprains and strains. Visit My UNC Chart to schedule an appointment online or call 919-843-4711.
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Find out how our leading sports medicine team, official orthopaedic providers of UNC Athletes, can help you.
The Tendon Treatment Program is a comprehensive diagnostic, monitoring and treatment program that provides patients with access to the latest medical and technological breakthroughs.
Ultra Sound Tissue Characterization:
Our providers may use conventional imaging, MRI, CT or Ultrasound Tissue Characterization (UTC). UTC is a device that converts a regular ultrasound image into a color enhanced 3D rendering that can detect the stages of wear on the tendon fibers based on structural changes within the tendon.
Advanced Diagnostic Testing:
Using UTC, we are able to provide patients with tendinopathy a precise structural evaluation by examining the state of the tendon down to the level of individual fiber bundles. This approach enables us to identify exactly where the problem is and how damaged the tendon is or isn't. As a result, we can tailor treatment to your specific problem.
Treatments may include passive monitoring, rest, physical therapy, bracing, injections or minimally invasive surgery.