Ultrasound Guided Injections
Ultrasound is a common imaging technique that employs high frequency sound waves to create images of organs and other internal structures of the body. These images provide valuable information of underlying pathology of the tissues and assists with diagnosis and planning the treatment of a particular condition. Ultrasound provides a clear view of the organs, tendons, muscles or joints and any associated disorders. Ultrasound guided injection is a minimally invasive procedure used for treating various musculoskeletal painful conditions such as tendonitis, bursitis and neuritis or to perform cyst aspiration. It is also an excellent tool for guiding the placement of needles for both diagnostic as well as therapeutic purposes.
Injection of a pain medication in combination with a local anesthetic directly to the site of injury helps to relieve pain. The advanced imaging of ultrasound provides high resolution images that enable the physician to precisely locate the injections deep into the target tissue without harming surrounding tissues.
Ultrasound Guided Shoulder Injections
Shoulder joint injections are commonly used for certain conditions such as osteoarthritis, frozen shoulder, or tendonitis. The administration of the injection to the shoulder joint depends upon the condition to be treated.
Ultrasound Guided Hip Injections
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint and is the largest weight-bearing joint in the human body. The hip joint may become painful and inflamed due to various conditions. Hip joint injections can help diagnose the source of pain as well as alleviate the discomfort. A hip joint injection is a mixture of an anaesthetic which blocks pain impulses and a steroid which reduces inflammation to the area. Hip joint injections are a conservative treatment approach to relieve hip pain.
Ultrasound Guided Knee Injections
Knee joint injections are frequently used for knee conditions such as osteoarthritis, baker’s cyst or knee bursitis.