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. It also prevents us from missing our target, which happens as much as 50% of the time in other practices who typically do their injections completely “blind”!
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!