Orthopedic Ultrasound, Inc
Medical Diagnostic Imaging Center & Musculoskeletal Specialist located in Westlake Village, CA
Needle-guided injections are the best way to ensure maximum precision when you need pain relief or help with recovery. Stem cells, liquid amnion growth factors, platelet-rich plasma, and other types of injectable substances can be quite costly — and that means precision is absolutely crucial. Orthopedic Ultrasound, Inc. in Westlake Village, California, gives you the perfect precision you need to ensure the medication reaches the target. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
Needle-Guided Injections Q & A
What is a needle-guided injection?
With a needle-guided injection, your physician administers medication, either traditional medicines or in a regenerative form, directly into joints or other areas with help from ultrasound technology.
There are many different applications for needle-guided injections, including:
- Platelet-rich plasma
- Amnion growth factors
- Hyaluronic acid
- Stem cells
- Local anesthetics
Patients might need injections in a number of areas, including the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip. For many chronic pain sufferers, a needle-guided injection offers relief, reduces reliance on pain medication, encourages faster healing, and possibly even helps to avoid surgery.
What are the advantages of musculoskeletal ultrasound for needle-guided injections? Precision, in making sure that the medicaiton goes directly into the affected area.
In the past, physicians had to inject medications or other substances using their best guess for proper placement. Unfortunately, that often led to poor results because the human eye, no matter how trained, can’t see inside the body.
For example, a joint injection must go in a narrow space. Missing that space, even just barely, means the medication goes into other tissues. However, using musculoskeletal ultrasound for a needle-guided injection allows providers to visualize everything in the injection area in real-time and get the medicine where it needs to be.
This precision also pays off when it comes to cost. Because insurance often doesn't cover the high cost of regenerative medicine like PRP and stem cell treatments, getting the product exactly where you need it the first time you have it is absolutely vital.