Ultrasound Guided Injection Specialist

Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton

Orthopedic Surgeons & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Kettering, Dayton, OH & Tipp City, OH

When medications fail to provide significant relief from your pain condition, you may benefit from an injection. To improve accurate placement of the pain medication, the team at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton performs an ultrasound-guided injection. Find out more about the ultrasound-guided injection by calling the office in Dayton or Tipp City, Ohio, or booking an appointment online today.

Ultrasound Guided Injection Q & A

What is an ultrasound-guided injection?

An ultrasound-guided injection is one of the orthopedic services offered at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton to treat various joint and pain conditions. 

When performing these injections, your provider uses ultrasound-guided imaging to ensure accurate placement of the medication.

During an ultrasound-guided injection, your doctor uses a special imaging tool that provides real-time moving images of the body part in need of the injection. 

Your provider uses these images when inserting the needle into the area and administering the medication.

Am I a candidate for an ultrasound-guided injection?

Your physician at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton determines if you're a candidate for an ultrasound-guided injection after an evaluation. The board-certified orthopedic surgeons may recommend ultrasound guidance if you need a steroid or anesthetic injection to alleviate your:

  • Knee pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Hip pain

  • Foot and ankle pain

  • Hand pain

The orthopedic practice may also use ultrasound-guided imaging for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that contains a high concentration of platelets and growth factors from your own blood.

Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton may recommend ultrasound-guided PRP injections to treat a sports injury or arthritis. 

What happens during an ultrasound-guided injection?

An ultrasound-guided injection is an in-office treatment. Your provider at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton develops a personalized injection plan specific to your needs and reviews the details of the procedure with you at your consultation.

During your ultrasound-guided injection, you lie on an exam table. The ultrasound technician places a transducer over the body part undergoing the injection. The transducer uses sound wave technology to create live-action images of your internal body parts that your provider views on a computer screen.

Your provider uses the images to guide placement of the needle and then administers the medication. The ultrasound-guided injection also allows your doctor to see the medication as it's being injected to ensure it’s hitting the parts of the body causing your pain. 

You remain at the office for a set period of time following your injection and then your provider sends you home. Depending on the type and location of your injection, you may need to have someone drive you home and make modifications to your usual activities.

Find out more about the ultrasound-guided injection at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.