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2 ; however, if this setting does not provide enough heat it should be increased to 1.25 W/cm 2 . This treatment should last 7 minutes since it is rapid heating. Gel should be used as a coupling medium to allow for great conduction of energy into the tissues. The size of the sound head should be large to allow the area to heat effectively. Heat modalities could be used with the US because it helps with chronic injuries and will help increase the elasticity of the tendon. 2. Patellar Tendinitis - athlete has complained of pain for 2 days, it is severe enough that he will be out of practice today; point tender on distal portion of tendon and attachment on tibia; the knee is warm to touch and is slightly swollen. Goal of treatment is to decrease pain and decrease edema. Since this is an injury that just occurred, acute inflammation, the ultrasound should be on the pulsed setting. Since this area is superficial, the frequency should be set at 3.0 MHz. The time should be 6 minutes because we want non-thermal effects for this acute injury. The intensity should be 1 W/cm 2 since it is a superficial injury. The coupling medium should be a bladder because the patella is
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