An old technology used in many medical diagnostic procedures now has a new purpose – as part of treatment for arthritis.
Doctors can now use ultrasound methods to not only pinpoint inflammation with more accuracy, but also as a guide in administering injections, such as cortisone or hylan G-F20, to be assured they reach the affected joints.
Benefits of this new treatment are patients avoiding exposure to radiation that accompanies traditional X-rays, and the high cost of MRI’s. Ultrasound arthritis treatment is both less expensive and pain management can be felt in a shorter period of time.
OzarksFirst.com: Old Technology Has New Use for Arthritis Sufferers