Ultrasound may also act on the cells to promote healing. At lower intensities, ultrasound can have this healing effect without also heating the tissues.
Excessive use of either the heating or non-heating properties of ultrasound can damage tissues. Ultrasound is not typically used for children.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy|
|Last Revised||March 7, 2013|
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