WHAT IS AN ULTRASOUND GUIDED JOINT INJECTION?
An ultrasound-guided joint injection is an outpatient procedure that involves injecting a steroid into the affected areas using an ultrasound to guide the needle into place.
WHY GET AN ULTRASOUND GUIDED JOINT INJECTION?
The benefits of ultrasound-guided joint injection are precision. Injuries that require these injections are likely to heal better with more accurate and efficient treatment, as opposed to administering the injection blindly.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
During this procedure, a small amount of ultrasound gel will be applied to the area of concern. The radiologist or sonographer will scan the region and after a discussion with you, will proceed with administering the injection. The skin around the area will be cleaned and the injection will be inserted with the guide of the ultrasound on the screen.