The top clinics in the UK use ultrasound guided injections
Ultrasound guided injections are now becoming the gold standard of delivery for many types of injection in the UK. Ultrasound is a quick, non invasive and readily available form of imaging in the top physiotherapy and sports medicine clinics in London.
Why use ultrasound guided injections in Wandsworth?
Firstly, ultrasound guidance improves accuracy and therefore effectiveness and improved outcomes after the injection.
What can be injected under ultrasound guidance?
Ultrasound guided steroid, PRP and hyaluronic acid (HA) can be injected for various problems.
- Ultrasound guided shoulder injection – frozen shoulder, bursitis, calcific tendinitis
- Ultrasound guided elbow injection – tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
- Ultrasound guided wrist injection – carpal tunnel, De Quervain’s, trigger finger
- Ultrasound guided hip injection – hip arthritis, greater trochanter pain syndrome, trochanteric bursitis
- Ultrasound guided knee injection – knee arthritis, patella tendinopathy, fat pad impingement
- Ultrasound guided foot and ankle injection – ankle arthritis, plantar fasciopathy
Steroid injections are useful for any acutely irritable swollen joints, tendons and bursa such as a swollen knee joint or inflamed shoulder bursa. HA is also good for any joint pain such as hip or knee arthritis. It provides joint support and lubrication for 6-12 months. PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, some blood is taken from the arm and spun in a machine to produce the PRP, this can be injected in arthritic joints such as the knee, into painful tendons such as tennis elbow and plantar fascia and also in rotator cuff tears.
PRP and HA combination preparations are available are more effective than either PRP or HA alone for arthritic joints.
Are ultrasound scans safe?
Yes – an ultrasound scan just uses sound wave so there is minimal risk. Ultrasound scan are used to image babies and in todays litigious society if it wasn’t safe it would not be performed. Ultrasound scans do generate heat but this is minimal as the probes do not get overly hot.
If you’re suffering and need an ultrasound guided steroid, PRP or hyaluronic acid injection contact us today.