Therapeutic ultrasound has been widely utilized in veterinary medicine to facilitate and enhance the healing of soft tissue structures particularly tendons and ligaments. It achieves this by encouraging the healing process to reach its end point sooner, whilst increasing the structural strength in the injured tendon/ligament. This means that if your horse has sustained a tendon/ligament injury, ultrasound therapy can help enhance recovery, whilst reducing the risk of further damage later on in life.
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Ultrasound can also be used to enhance the healing process of fractures, and to break down scar tissue from previous muscular injuries.