Community Rheumatology and Pain Service invests in SonoSite's NanoMaxx(TM) for MSK assessment

Top Quote SonoSite's NanoMaxx proves to be an invaluable tool for determining appropriate treatment and performing guided injections in musculoskeletal triage. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 19, 2011 - Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust's Community Rheumatology and Pain Service has purchased a SonoSite NanoMaxx™ point-of-care ultrasound system for its musculoskeletal clinical assessment and treatment service (MSK CATS). Simon Duck, Extended Scope Practitioner - Musculoskeletal Podiatrist, explained: "We operate a musculoskeletal triage service for orthopaedic and rheumatology GP referrals and purchased the NanoMaxx to assist in performing guided injections, which would otherwise have to be done blindly or be referred to secondary care. Doppler imaging is quite helpful in this, as it is important to identify neovascularisation to determine the appropriateness of the injection. The system is portable, robust and easy to use and, used as an adjunct to our clinical skills, it will save us money in the long term."

    Dr Catherine Percy, GPwSI, Associate Specialist Rheumatology (MSK medicine), added: "The department needed a lightweight, transportable ultrasound system to complement clinical examination and assist in guided injections. We tend to see patients with problems such as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and other soft tissue conditions, where it is useful to have access to ultrasound in your clinical practice. The NanoMaxx is very practical; we can move it around, take it in the car and the battery lasts quite a long time. It has started us on a track that is well worthwhile and will, in the future, enhance the department enormously."

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    About SonoSite
    SonoSite, Inc. ( is the innovator and world leader in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound and an industry leader in ultra high-frequency micro-ultrasound technology and impedance cardiography equipment. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by fourteen subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. SonoSite's small, lightweight systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high-performance ultrasound to the point of patient care.
    SonoSite, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of SonoSite, Inc. based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, oversees a direct sales distribution network in the UK and provides sales and marketing support for SonoSite's European offices.

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