US vs Blind Joint Injections

A study recently published Arthritis and Rheumatism clearly demonstrates that using ultrasound to guide an injection is not only more accurate but patients who received these injections had better outcomes in function than those patients who were given these injections “blindly”. Fortunately, thanks to the advancements of modern medicine, ultrasound has made these joint injections more comfortable for the patient because it can help the clinician guide the needle exactly to the target. All of the clinicians at Southwest Spine & Sports have been using ultrasound to guide our injections for the past three years.

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