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Wearable Ultrasound Promises Faster RTW; Claims Managers Not So Sure

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 420 | 0 | 18 min read

A wearable ultrasound system, often used by college and professional sports teams, is slowly making its way into workers' compensation as a way to speed recovery from injuries without extensive surgery or pain medications, the manufacturer said this week. Known as sustained acoustic medicine or SAM, the device utilizes ultrasonic waves to excite soft tissue, which can cut healing times, reduce inflammation and get some workers back in action in just a few weeks, officials with Connecticut-based ZetrOZ said in a news release. But claims managers said the system, also called therapeut...

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