Ross Medical Group
Family Medicine, Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in Miami, FL
Whether it’s a sports injury or your arthritis, injections are sometimes recommended to support healing or reduce pain. For accuracy, the experienced team at Ross Medical Group in Miami, including sports medicine specialist David A. Ross, MD, offer ultrasound-guided injections when performing these types of procedures. For management of all your health conditions and injuries, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
Ultrasound Guided Injections Q & A
What are ultrasound-guided injections?
Ultrasound-guided injections are an advanced procedural technique aimed at delivering medication directly to the joint or tissue that needs it. Ultrasound is a noninvasive diagnostic imaging tool that generates pictures of the inside of your body using sound wave technology. Your specialist at Ross Medical Group uses the imaging tool to capture images in real time of the joint or tissue receiving the injection to ensure the accuracy of its placement.
What types of injections require ultrasound guidance?
The specialists at Ross Medical Group offer many types of ultrasound-guided injections to support health and healing. Some of the common injections offered include:
You may benefit from viscosupplementation injections if you have arthritis in your knee. This injection consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance naturally found in your joints, that helps lubricate the joint to minimize friction and pain. You may need a series of viscosupplementation injections to get the most benefits.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
PRP is a blood product created from a sample of your own blood rich in platelets and growth factors that accelerate healing and tissue regeneration. PRP is used to heal sports injuries and reduce pain and inflammation in arthritic joints.
Cortisone injections contain a corticosteroid and are used to reduce inflammation in arthritic joints.
You and your specialist at Ross Medical Group work together to determine the type of injection that makes the best choice for you and your specific health needs and goals.
What can I expect during ultrasound-guided injections?
Your specialist at Ross Medical Group provides your ultrasound-guided injection at the office. Your procedure starts with a preliminary scan of the joint or tissue receiving the injection. Then, your skin is cleaned with an antiseptic, and the injection begins. Your specialist uses the ultrasound imaging to ensure the tip of the needle is in the correct spot before the treatment is injected.
You may experience some soreness at the site of the injection for a day or two following your procedure. Improvements in your symptoms may vary depending on the type of injection provided.
Ultrasound-guided injections are an advanced procedure offered at Ross Medical Group to help ease pain and improve health and healing. To learn more about the injections, call the office today or book an appointment online.