Ultrasound-Guided Injections

Recent advances in high-resolution Ultrasound (US) imaging present new opportunities in improving the care of patients with pain due to musculoskeletal and nerve injuries. US uses sound waves to provide real-time, high resolution images of tendons, ligaments, muscles, and nerves throughout the body. US allows us to deliver treatments precisely and safely to the effected tissue. During ultrasound-guided injections, Dr Binegar and his trained staff can directly visualize the needle passing to the targeted tissue. Direct visualization ensures accurate placement of the medication and offers a greater margin of safety. Smaller needles can be used, improving patient comfort and potentially reducing risk to the patient.

Applications for ultra-sound-guided injections include:

  • Needle placement into joints for injection
  • Injection into tendon sheaths and bursa
  • Aspiration and injection of ganglion cysts
  • Diagnostic or therapeutic nerve blocks, including carpal tunnel syndrome

Traditionally many doctors still do the above mentioned joint/nerve blocks with what is referred to as a blind or landmark technique.  With US we are able to see the structure and therefore the possibilities of helping relieve  your pain are greatly enhanced.

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