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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Injections

Ultrasound is a safe and effective way to examine the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and other soft tissues. Further, this imaging technique allows for examination of these structures both statically and dynamically (when moving) without the risks associated with ionizing radiation.

Utilizing injections in conjunction with high resolution dynamic ultrasound, the providers at Ahwatukee Sports & Spine treat a variety of common musculoskeletal conditions including tendonitis, bursitis, neuritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. In these procedures, a combination of medication and anesthetic is administered directly and precisely to the site of the pain.

Ultrasound guided injections can provide long-term relief and potentially a cure for bursa, tendon and ligament related problems when used in combination with physical therapy. These procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, usually in less than one hour. The procedure involves an ultrasound examination of the patient, after which the provider administers anesthetic and targeted treatment to the site of pain. When injecting platelet rich plasma (PRP), the time may be slightly longer as preparation of this product takes time.

If you have any questions about the procedure or any of the information you have just read, please ask the staff or your doctor. They will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.