Musculoskeletal ultrasound uses sound waves to develop images of joints, bones, muscles and tendons. When using an injection to deliver treatment into painful joints, it is necessary to be exact and precise. MSK ultrasound is a non-invasive and painless way to improve the accuracy of treatment by creating a real time image of the anatomy and needle placement. Adjustments in depth or angle can be made immediately, resulting in a faster and more accurate procedure.
Ultrasound guided injections are administered in a similar fashion to traditional injections. The needle and syringe are the same. Once our physicians have identified the anatomic landmarks, the injection is administered while watching the needle with the ultrasound. The entire procedure often takes less than 20 minutes.