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:
Fluoroscopy-guided infiltration allows the health care professional to see the bones and joints and verify their manoeuvres during the procedure. The following infiltrations are performed using fluoroscopy: