What is Ultrasound Guidance?

Ultrasound guidance is a safe and painless imaging technique that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to generate real-time visuals of your internal organs, tissues, and fluids. It’s a widely used tool in various medical procedures, including those performed here at the Khetan Knee Shoulder Clinic.

How Does Ultrasound Guidance Work?

A specially trained technician will apply a gel to your skin and then glide a handheld device, called a transducer, over the area of interest. The transducer transmits sound waves that penetrate your body’s tissues and bounce back. A computer then interprets these echoes to create detailed images on a screen. This allows for real-time visualization of the targeted area, which is crucial for various procedures.

Benefits of Ultrasound Guidance

Ultrasound guidance offers several advantages, including:

  • Enhanced Accuracy: Real-time visualization enables precise needle placement during procedures like injections for pain management or PRP therapy [What is PRP Therapy?]
  • Reduced Risk of Complications: Precise needle placement minimizes the risk of bleeding, nerve damage, or damaging surrounding tissues.
  • Painless and Safe: Ultrasound imaging is non-invasive and doesn’t involve radiation exposure, making it a safe option for patients.

When is Ultrasound Guidance Used?

Ultrasound guidance is employed in a variety of procedures at the Khetan Knee Shoulder Clinic, including:

  • Injections: For accurate placement of injections for pain relief, such as cortisone injections or PRP therapy.
  • Joint Aspiration: To remove fluid from a swollen joint for analysis.
  • Biopsies: To collect tissue samples for diagnosis.
  • Needle Placement: For guiding needles during procedures like nerve blocks or joint injections.

Overall, ultrasound guidance is a valuable tool that enhances the accuracy, safety, and effectiveness of various medical procedures.

If you have any further questions about ultrasound guidance or how it’s used at the Khetan Knee Shoulder Clinic, please don’t hesitate to contact us.