Pain Treatment with Ultrasound Guided Injections
Ultrasound-guided injections allow the practitioner to visualize the needle in real time as it enters the body and traverses to the desired location.
Accuracy of Treatment
Ultrasound Guided Injections
Ultrasound-guided injections assure that the medication is accurately injected at the intended site. Despite good intentions, even in the most experienced hands, blind injections (performed without imaging) are not 100% accurate and in some joints accuracy is as low as 30%-40%.
With ultrasound guidance the accuracy of nearly every joint injection exceeds 90% and approaches 100% in many.
Additionally, ultrasound guided injections have been shown to be less painful than blind injections. Ultrasound injections also have the advantage of giving “real time” and “dynamic” feedback that the patient and the doctor can see and use immediately. The doctor is able to watch the desired treatment being delivered to the intended target and even visualize surrounding structures both before during and even after the procedure.
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