What are injections under diagnosis ultrasound guidance?
Injection under diagnosis ultrasound guidance (also called ultrasound-guided injection or injection under fluoroscopy) allows the detailed evaluation of a wide range of musculoskeletal system injuries: muscle and ligament lesions, tendinosis (tendinitis), bursitis, peripheral nerve lesions and more.
By using a probe over sterile gel applied on the skin, this device uses safe ultrasounds to reproduce on a screen images of the musculoskeletal system. A physiatrist can interpret the images and detect the presence of problems, for instance a torn tendon in the shoulder. During injection under ultrasound guidance, the anatomical area targeted can be reached safely and precisely.
This type of equipment has been used for many years to view fetuses in pregnant women. At our physiatry and sports medicine clinic in Montréal, we provide ultrasounds to analyze various musculoskeletal injuries and lesions.
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The ultrasound device allows a physiatrist to view most musculoskeletal structures located outside or around a joint, such as tendons, bursae, ligaments, muscles, fascias and peripheral nerves.
Ultrasound guidance examination is excellent to diagnose tendinous problems (tendinopathy or tear), ligament or muscle lesions, bursitis, fasciitis and peripheral neurological lesions.
Although not necessarily the best examination to diagnose a joint problem, ultrasound guidance helps to enhance indirect signs (irregularity of bone surfaces, liquid in joints, swelling of joint membranes), that may point to a suspected joint damage.
The ultrasound device is a diagnostic tool that also allows performing high-precision injections of various medications or products (cortisone, hyaluronic acid for visco-supplementation, Botox, anesthetics, PRP, etc.) during an ultrasound guidance examination. The device displays, in real time, the positioning of a needle inserted into an affected anatomical structure and the injection of medication into a desired site.