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Ultrasound-Guided Injections – Glastonbury, CT

Complete Precision with Every Injection

Doctor administering injection in knee

Many of the treatments we provide at the New England Stem Cell Institute rely on injections, and unlike many other physicians who offer similar treatments, we always use ultrasound guidance. This allows us to make sure whatever is being injected is going exactly where it’s needed to deliver the best possible results. Ultrasound guided injections in Glastonbury, CT also prevent us from missing our target, which happens as much as 50% of the time in other practices who typically do their injections completely “blind”!

Why Choose New England Stem Cell Institute for Ultrasound-Guided Injections?

Benefits Of Ultrasound-Guided Injections

Doctor examining patient's knees

Whether it’s cortisone, PRP, stem cells, or any other therapeutic agent, the best healing substance in the world is worthless if it’s not injected accurately or safely.

Most physicians, including the vast majority of orthopedic surgeons, perform their injections “blind,” that is, without the use of any guidance. However, studies have shown that even in the hands of the best orthopedists, injections can miss the intended target up to 50% of the time when done this way!

If you’re spending hard-earned money on treatments such as stem cells or PRP, you want to be absolutely certain that what’s being injected is actually going into the right spot! That’s why at the New England Stem Cell Institute, we perform ALL of our injections using direct live ultrasound guidance to help ensure accurate deliveries of the medication and safety. Our physicians are nationally recognized experts in ultrasound-guided injections. In fact, they teach other physicians around the country how to use it!

Ultrasound-Guided Injections FAQs

Woman receiving ultrasound-guided injection in her shoulder

Ultrasound-guided injections are just one way in which our team strives to deliver top-quality medical care to our patients. However, many people think of ultrasound only in the context of pregnancy, so they might have questions about how this technology can support the success of musculoskeletal injections. You might also have questions about cost and other practical aspects of treatment. Below, you will find the answers to a number of FAQs. If your specific points of curiosity are not addressed here, call our team. We look forward to speaking with you!

Do Ultrasound-Guided Injections Cost More?

We always strive to charge fair prices for the services we provide, including ultrasound-guided injections. When you visit us, we can talk more about the financial aspect of your care. (It is next to impossible to provide financial information unless we know some details of your case.) We always strive to respect our patients’ budgets so they can be confident that they are getting a great value for their money.

What Types of Injections Need Ultrasound Guidance?

We use ultrasound guidance for every injection that we administer. Here are a few examples of treatments that benefit from this technology:

  • Prolozone/Prolotherapy. These treatments involve the injection of a minor irritant at the site of damaged tissues in order to speed up the body’s natural healing process.
  • PRP therapy. PRP therapy uses the platelet-rich part of your own blood to encourage healing.
  • Nerve Hydrodissection. During nerve hydrodissection, we inject a liquid into the tissue around a trapped nerve. This creates a cushion that relieves pressure on the nerve and can lead to significant pain relief.
  • Stem cell therapy. Stem cells act as messengers within the human body that can play a large role in helping you to bounce back from injuries. They can also minimize the symptoms of certain musculoskeletal conditions.

What Do Ultrasound-Guided Injections Feel Like?

The ultrasound process itself is easy. We only need to apply light pressure to use the transducer, so you should not experience any pain. However, if you are tender at the site of your injections, you might experience a bit of mild discomfort.

We often administer local anesthesia to make the injection process a bit easier. Ask us about your options if needles or injections make you feel uneasy or nervous.

Where on My Body Can I Receive Ultrasound-Guided Injections?

Ultrasound-guided injections can be used as part of the treatment process for various parts of the human body, including the hips, shoulders, wrists, ankles, feet, elbows, back, neck, and more. During your consultation, we will let you know whether ultrasound-guided injections have the potential to help address your unique condition. If we determine that our services are not quite right for you, we will still try to give you advice to help you find the next step in your journey toward wellness.

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