Midtown East NYC Ultrasound Guided Injections for Targeted Joint Pain Relief
Ultrasound Guided Injections in Midtown East NYC (Murray Hill): One of the most commonly used devices for image-guided injections is the ultrasound. It is primarily used for therapeutic reasons. Commonly injected medications include cortisone, local anesthetics or numbing agents and joint lubricants. At our Midtown East NY pain clinic, these injections can help diagnose the source of pain, as well as alleviate the discomfort with maximum accuracy.
Ultrasound Guided Injections at Grand Central Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Ultrasound guided injections are performed much in the same way as traditional injections. However, an ultrasound is used to make sure the injection is guided into the right place within the joint. To ensure the images come in clear, an ultrasound gel will be applied directly to the skin. The gel acts as a conductor that creates a tight bond between the skin and the ultrasound probe. This ensures the reflected sound waves have minimal interference. The ultrasound probe will then be placed near the targeted area and the injection will be administered once the correct area has been determined by the doctor. The ultrasound also allows the doctor to visualize fluids so that way it can be seen whether or not the medication is being distributed exactly where it needs to be.