Ultrasound Guided Injections

When precision is important!

When using an injection to deliver treatment into painful joints, it is necessary to be exact and precise.  Some common areas, such as; hip joints, SI joint, glenohumeral, biceps tendon, greater trochanteric bursa, subtalar joint, ac joint, and calcaneal-cuboid require this precision.  The area that needs to be injected may be as little as 2-3mm wide.  The ultrasound ensures accurate needle placement.

Luke M. Ragan, M.D. at Toledo Orthopaedic Surgeons is highly trained in these ultrasound-guided injections.  These procedures are performed in the office and usually covered by your insurance.
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Joint Injections

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown of cartilage in joints. It is the most common form of arthritis. It is extimated that 27 million Americans suffer from OA.

Some contributing factors of osteoarthritis are:
  • Age
  • Joint Overuse
  • Previous Injury
  • Obesity
  • Heredity
There are several viscosupplementations that are used to treat osteoarthritis. These are injected directly into the joint. The Toledo Orthopaedic Physicians use the following viscosupplements. You can click on the below links to learn more about each one.