American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
For Immediate Release May 12, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jay Smith, MD, a physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, presented “Clinical Applications of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Sports Medicine” at the 20th Annual American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Meeting, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, from April 30 – May 4, 2011.

The conference, with over 1000 sports medicine physicians from across the United States and 5 countries around the world featured several lectures on advances in sports medicine.

Dr. Smith highlighted several areas where musculoskeletal ultrasound was helpful with the in-office care of patients. Specifically he presented two cases demonstrating quadriceps contusion and MCL injury where ultrasound showed calcific areas that were unable to be detected on MR and X-ray. Dr. Smith said, “Ultrasound can show calcium deposits sooner than other imaging modalities.” He added, “musculoskeletal ultrasound has established itself as a significant diagnostic tool in musculoskeletal medicine and sports medicine.”

Dr. Smith is a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Radiology, and practices at the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in Rochester, Minnesota.

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) is a multi-disciplinary organization of physicians whose members are dedicated to education, research, collaboration and fellowship within the field of Sports Medicine. Founded in 1991, the AMSSM is now comprised of over 1,800 Sports Medicine Physicians whose goal is to provide a link between the rapidly expanding core of knowledge related to sports medicine and its application to patients in a clinical setting.

NOTE: For more information, please contact the AMSSM, 4000 W. 114th St., Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211, (913) 327-1415.

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