Our orthopedic doctors may recommend cortisone or steroid injections to reduce pain from inflammation in the joints, bursa and tendons.
Ultrasound Guided Injections
- One way we increase the accuracy of the injection is by using ultrasound technology. A small probe attached to a video monitor is pressed against the skin. The probe is placed next to the body part to be injected.
- The injection is administered while watching the needle with the ultrasound. Ultrasound is an excellent way to visualize fluids which means the physician can identify whether the fluid being injected is in the proper location.
- This is very important with an injection that may be in a more anatomically difficult location, such as a hip joint.