Ultrasound Guided Injections in Raleigh, NC
At Wake Sports Medicine in Raleigh, NC, we use ultrasound guided injections to relieve pain, administer medication, and treat an assortment of conditions. This is a relatively new technology in the orthopedic field but is rapidly gaining in popularity.
Studies are showing that ultrasound-guided injections are far more accurate than “blind” injections. The physician has the ability to see exactly where the injection is going in and where the area is that they are targeting. With osteopathic treatments, we often work with very specific locations that are also very sensitive. At Wake Sports Medicine, using an ultrasound allows Dr. Kanaan to avoid nerves, cysts, or other obstacles and pinpoint the exact location with precision.
Ultrasound-guided injections increase the effectiveness of treatment and allow for the use of a thinner, less painful needle. These procedures do not require anesthesia, and there is no radiation from the ultrasound machine. A surprising number of patients actually enjoy watching the needle hit its target on the LCD screen.
Are Ultrasound Guided Injections Right for You?
Ultrasound-guided injections are used to treat a variety of different symptoms and conditions:
- Pain from arthritis
- Pain from tendonitis
- Accurate targeting of a “problem area”
- Fluid removal or prevention
- Pain management prior to surgery
The multitude of benefits coupled with very few drawbacks make these special injections sought after in the sports medicine and orthopedic world.
Maintenance and Care: Post Ultrasound Guided Injection
If you receive ultrasound guided injections in Raleigh, NC at our office, make sure to keep the site dry for 24 hours and follow post-care instructions. Limit your activity, and ask your doctor when you may resume and how much is allowed. Depending on the treatment received, it will take differing amounts of time until you may see or feel results.
At Wake Sports Medicine, all of our injections are performed under ultrasound guidance to ensure accuracy. To learn more about ultrasound guided injections in our Raleigh, NC office schedule an appointment!