Any joint can be evaluated.
The shoulder joint is often examined to look for rotator cuff injuries following trauma or to evaluate shoulder pain.
The knee joint is typically examined to assess the patellar tendon and looking for fluid in the joint.
The Achilles tendon is evaluated at the ankle.
Any muscle can be evaluated for tears and blood clots.
Soft tissue swelling can be evaluated to see if it is solid or a fluid collection.
No patient preparation is required.