Ultrasound is an imaging technique and its use in the musculoskeletal system in specialties such as orthopedics or sports medicine is on the rise.
It is a dynamic technique that allows us to diagnose injuries, locate and quantify the degree of injury, give a prognosis to the athlete, propose a treatment and make follow controls over time. As a noninvasive technique, one can perform as many scans as necessary, making the technique a real asset for orthopedics and sports medicine.
Ultrasound is increasingly useful for guided injection treatments in musculoskeletal injuries. It brings precision to our treatments, because we are able to visualize the structure that requires attention and control the needle at every step of the procedure.
Ultrasound allows us to perfectly identify the different structures of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, tendons, connective tissue, ligaments, etc. and is very useful for diagnosis and treatment of:
Hip Injuries (injury of the hip joint, the greater trochanter, the pyramidal muscle, ischial tuberosity, etc.
Knee injuries (medial collateral ligament, lateral collateral ligament, tendinopathy of the patellar tendon, quadriceps, pes anserinus, iliotibial band, Baker cyst, etc.
Ankle injuries (ligament injuries, Achilles tendinopathy, posterior tibial, flexor hallucis longus, peroneus, retrocalcaneal bursitis, tarsal sinus, etc.
Foot injuries (plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Morton neuromas, etc.
Shoulder injuries (bursitis, tendinopathy calcifying ,acromioclavicular joint, etc.
Elbow injuries (brachial biceps tendinosis, epicondylitis, etc.
Wrist and hand injuries (joint injuries, De Quervain syndrome, fingers, ganglion cysts, etc.
Injections under Ultrasound Guidance allow us to inject and treat all types of injuries with different substances. Among others, local anesthetics, corticosteroids, polidocanol, hyaluronic acid and plasma rich in growth factors, as required. At the same time, it facilitates drainage of fluid collections, cysts, haematomas frozen or coagulated, abscesses, etc. and perform percutaneous biopsies.