Ultrasound Guided injections are performed with a similar technique as traditional injections, but with greater accuracy. The ultrasound gel will be applied to the ultrasound probe (transducer). The transducer will be placed directly on the patient’s skin. The gels creates a bond between the skin and the transducer. This ensures the sound waves are reflected with minimal interference.
The doctor will identified the anatomic landmarks on the monitor and the injection will be delivered in the traditional manor. The ultrasound allows the physician to visualize the fluid going directly where it needs to be.
There are no restrictions following the injections. However there may be increase pain from the injection for up to 48 hours, and it may take up to 5-7 days for the maximum relief of the medication to be felt.
Rehabilitation begins immediately following the injection. Your surgeon will provide you with a home exercise program to strengthen thigh and calf muscles. Physical therapy will be scheduled before you first follow up appointment.
Ultrasound guided injections are relatively safe. Possible complications include bleeding at the injection side, and injury to adjacent structures.