Exeter, NH – As we grow older, many of us begin to feel the years of wear and tear on our knees in the form of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can cause significant pain in our joints as a result of a lack of healthy cartilage and joint fluid. Corticosteroids and viscosupplementation injections with products such as Synvisc, Supartz or Euflexxa are common and proven treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee.
Many of you have probably had a series of or a single injection in the knee with the goal to help lubricate the joint and provide osteoarthritis pain relief. But what you might not realize is that the efficacy of these injections depends on proper and accurate injection location. At Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics we offer ultrasound guided injections to our patients. Ultrasound is a convenient and safe way for a medical provider to see inside the joint before and during an injection. By viewing the joint with ultrasound, we can be sure the injection is being given in the proper and accurate injection location.
If you have joint pain and are interested in a corticosteroid or viscosupplementation injection with ultrasound call 603-775-7575. We have musculoskeletal ultrasound equipment in our Exeter, Portsmouth and Raymond locations.