Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging tool that uses high frequency sound waves to create images of specific areas in the body. Ultrasound is also used to guide the placement of injections, which greatly improves accuracy and decreases the pain associated with injection procedures.
Ultrasound imaging is a precise way to guide injections into many joints or soft tissues in the body. Recent studies in orthopaedic journals have indicated that orthopaedic physicians are more accurate in giving injections when the injection is guided by ultrasound.
Safe: Ultrasound imaging is noninvasive and aids in precision with needle guidance. It is comfortable for patients and can be used as many times as necessary. Ultrasound involves no radiation, making the test very safe for patients.
For more information regarding ultrasound imaging and ultrasound-guided injections, please call Vail-Summit Orthopaedics at (970) 476-7220.