Ultrasound Guided Injections
When performing guided injections into joints, tendons and bursas, Ultrasound is extremely helpful in heightening accuracy of needle placement which improves the effectiveness of the injection.
Please advise us beforehand
If you are on anticoagulants such as Warfarin or if you are a diabetic as some injections may effect your sugar levels.
If you are, or may be, pregnant.
What happens during the procedure
You may be asked to change into a gown and be comfortably positioned so that the area being examined is most accessible. Ultrasound scans are taken to locate the exact position. The skin in the area is sterilised with antiseptic and a local anaesthetic is given. The injection is then performed, being guided into the correct area via ultrasound.
How long does it take?
Approx 15-30 minutes.
After your examination
If local anaesthetic has been used, you may not feel any pain for a few hours. Depending on the type of injection, you may not be able to drive for approx 6 hours afterwards.