Duration of the visit
20 to 30 minutes
Duration of the examination (immobility required)
10 to 20 minutes
What is an ultrasound-guided infiltration?
Ultrasound-guided infiltration involves injecting an anti-inflammatory drug into joints, bursae or tendons to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. The radiologist uses an ultrasound machine as a guide and to see the infiltration site clearly.
Ultrasound-guided infiltration can effectively treat many joint problems using the following techniques:
- Cortisone infiltration
- Viscosupplement infiltration (Synvisc-One®)
- Calcium lavage
- Nerve block
The treatment with calcium washing makes it possible to suck up the calcium deposits in order to prevent bursitis and tendinitis. This reaction is beneficial and helps relieve pain.
No preparation is required before an ultrasound-guided infiltration.
Book an appointment
Make sure you have your doctor’s prescription on hand to book an appointment for an infiltration.