ULTRASOUND-GUIDED INFILTRATION

Ultrasound-guided infiltration

Nearly 100% accurate

Cortisone, hyaluronic acid (viscosupplementation), and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a recognized, effective, and safe treatment for joint, tendon, and ligament damage. Almost all joints are treatable. All your requests will be reviewed by our doctors for optimal preparation, and access to this service is fast. The accuracy of ultrasound-guided infiltration is nearly 100% for most sites. Its advantage over anatomically benchmarked injections has been proven in numerous publications and is now standard treatment.

 

Ultrasound-guided infiltration is used to treat many types of joint, tendon, and ligament disorders and is recommended for patients who are intolerant to, or cannot be prescribed, oral medications. In some cases, this treatment can help avoid surgery. Please note that you do not need a medical referral from to book an appointment with our doctors.

Know exactly where the injection is,
it is now a standard

A SERVICE OFFERED IN QUEBEC BY DRE ÉMMANUELLE DUDON, ORTHOPEDIC-SURGEON, IN MONTREAL AND LAVAL BY DR LUC FRENETTE AND DRE ALEXANDRA BWENGE, FAMILY DOCTOR

 

In general, the purpose of infiltration under ultrasound guidance is to reduce the risks associated with therapeutic measures in connection with a problem with the joints. Indeed, ultrasound allows the doctor to continuously monitor the position and path of his needle, which brings greater precision in the gesture. This gain in precision makes it easier to avoid risk areas, namely certain nerves and blood vessels, in addition to making the gesture more comfortable for the patient.

 

PRIVATE LABORATORY ANALYSIS

 

Lacroix Medical Group’s network of clinics collaborates with several private laboratories for the analysis of specimens in order to allow companies or individuals to obtain results within 48 business hours following the collection of the specimen.

Techniques available

Neck
  • Occipital Neuralgia

 

Shoulder
  • Subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis
  • Long head bicep tendonitis
  • Arthrographic distension
  • Glonohumeral (intra-articular)
  • Acromioclavicular osteoarthritis

 

Wrist
Elbow
  • Medial and intra-articular epicondylitis

 

Hand
  • Medial and intra-articular epicondylitis
  • Arthritis at the base of the thumb
  • Osteoarthritis of the finger joints
  • Thumb tendonitis (De Quervain’s tenosynovitis)
  • Trigger finger

 

Hip
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis or greater trochanteric pain syndrome
Knee
  • Tendonitis
  • Collateral ligament sprain

 

Ankle

 

Foot/Toe
  • Toe arthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis

PRP treatments now available

WHAT IS PRP?

 

Platelet-Rich Plasma is collected from a sample of your blood. It is processed by centrifugation to remove as many cellular components as possible and to retain only the bioactive molecules that are specific to the inflammation and repair process. It is therefore a natural, non-synthetic treatment. It has been used for over 20 years in the treatment of skin and bone pathologies and for a decade in the treatment of tendon, ligament and joint injuries.

 

HOW DOES THE PRP WORK?

 

The 3 main stages of injury healing are inflammation, repair and remodeling. When a tendon, ligament or joint is injured by acute trauma or chronic overuse, an inflammatory reaction sets in. Inflammation not only serves to clear the injured area of dead tissue, but also draws cells to the site of injury that are responsible for repairing the injury, including the deposition of a new collagen matrix and the presence of growth factors. A poor inflammatory process can lead to poor repair and prevent a wound from progressing to an adequate, stable and painless final remodeling. The role of PRP is to potentiate this process to optimize healing.

 

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM PRP TREATMENTS?

 

PRP is indicated for adults of all ages, athletic or sedentary.

 

  • Those who have failed other treatments.
  • Those who cannot receive oral medication.
  • Those who do not want cortisone treatment, who have had previous cortisone treatment failure or adverse effects, and those who are cortisone intolerant.
  • Those who wish to avoid or postpone surgery.

 

Your initial consultation will be used to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this treatment, to discuss expected success rates and to discuss potential side effects.

Contact us now to get an appointment in ultrasound-guided infiltration.