Musculoskeletal ultrasound is the use of a sophisticated ultrasound machine to help guide soft-tissue injections. While we use fluoroscopy for many joint injections or spine injections, the advantage of MSK ultrasound is that it can help guide injections for some tendon and ligament injections. It can also be used to diagnose things like rotator cuff tears, tendon, muscle, or ligament tears, and nerve entrapment.
One of the unique things about our clinic is that we use both sophisticated fluoroscopy techniques and MSK ultrasound. Most clinics use neither and the few that do use imaging guidance of injections use either MSK ultrasound or fluoroscopy, rarely both technologies. We can also use both at the same time to ensure extra accurate injections.