The research of Bryan K. Ganter, M.D., focuses on the development of diagnostic ultrasound techniques and ultrasound-guided minimally invasive treatments for musculoskeletal conditions, including osteoarthritis, tendon disorders and common peripheral nerve disorders. Dr. Ganter also studies the use of orthobiologics for clinical treatment of these disorders.
- Ultrasound imaging in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve disorders.
- Ultrasound-guided procedures in the treatment of musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve disorders.
- Regenerative treatments — such as platelet-rich plasma — for musculoskeletal disorders.
Significance to patient care
Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound has many advantages over other diagnostic imaging techniques. It is more convenient for patients because it can be done in-office and combined with clinical evaluation, it has no potentially harmful radiation, and its cost-effectiveness reduces the financial burden on patients and the health care system.
Currently, there are few evidence-based, nonsurgical treatments for many musculoskeletal conditions, including osteoarthritis and tendinopathies such as tennis elbow. However, there are many promising minimally invasive, potentially regenerative treatments, including autologous stem cells and platelet-rich plasma, as well as allogenic products that require further research. These treatments may provide patients with nonsurgical options that are less expensive, have lower risk and allow for faster recovery.