Dr. Bley and Dr. Voltz have additional training in the evaluation of musculoskeletal injuries utilizing ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures.
Ultrasound is an effective way to visualize the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue structures of the musculo-skeletal system. A safe and effective way to examine the musculoskeletal system without exposure to x-ray radiation, musculoskeletal ultrasound enables the user to pinpoint the source of pain for many conditions and treat it effectively. Many of these procedures are minimally invasive and real-time imaging of the procedure allows for improved accuracy, decreased procedural pain, and improved safety.
Ultrasound is effective in the evaluation and treatment of many conditions including:
Corticosteroid injections for osteoarthritis or bursitis
Cyst aspiration (e.g.: Baker’s or ganglion cysts)
Chronic tendinosis or plantar fasciitis with Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy or Platelet Rich Plasma injections
Chronic muscle strains
Calcific tendinosis (Barbotage procedure)
Peripheral nerve entrapment or chronic nerve pain
Benefits of Ultrasound:
More comfortable procedure
Increased accuracy of injection
Ability to view soft tissue structures and potentially identify other sources of pain
No radiation exposure
No need for contrast
Alternative for patients intolerant of (claustrophobic) or unable to obtain an MRI