T4--Ultrasound Guided Injections
Musculoskeletal ultrasound involves the use of high-frequency sound waves to image soft tissues and bony structures in the body for the purposes of diagnosing pathology or guiding real-time interventional procedures. Sports Medicine Physicians are trained to use ultrasound to determine Musculo-tendon injuries and ultrasound guided injections into muscle and joints. This is to ensure that the medication administered is to the correct location within the injured muscle tissue or joint.
Advantages of Ultrasound Guided Injections
- Ultrasound has no radiation.
- Ultrasound allows us to visualize the bony joint as well as all of the surrounding structures.
- Ultrasound is able to identify fluid better than conventional radiographs and can see fluid that may have accumulated in and around joints, tendons, muscles, nerves and other soft-tissue structures.
Ultrasound technology captures live images of internal body structures through the application of high-frequency sound waves. Guided injections are much like conventional injections, but with one key difference, ultrasound provides the doctor with “X-ray vision” for performing the procedure.