Ultrasound Guided Joint Injections


Ultrasound Guided Joint Injections

Ultrasound-guided joint injections are a very safe, non-invasive approach to treating joint pain and inflammation. It has the potential to help people resume their independence by decreasing pain in the joints of the body.


How Are Ultrasound-Guided Injections Performed?

Ultrasound technology captures live images of internal body structures through the application of high-frequency sound waves. 

Instead of relying on touch and experience to determine optimal injection placement, the physician uses the imaging probe to create a live video of the joint tissues. The clear, detailed images guide the insertion of the needle and the administration of the medicine.


What Are the Benefits of Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections?

Compared to blind injections, ultrasound guided injections have been proven to offer many benefits.

  • Improved accuracy — Shoulder, wrist, hip, knee and ankle joints are complex anatomical structures, and the area that needs to be treated may be just a few millimeters in size. With ultrasound guidance, pain and anti-inflammatory medication can be injected into the ideal spot for long-lasting symptomatic relief.
  • Improved safety — Because the healthcare provider can see exactly where the needle is going, the risk of complications from improper placement is greatly decreased.
  • Reduced procedural pain — Ultrasound-guided injections are typically considered quicker and less painful than blind injections.


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Albuquerque, NM 87112
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