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MSKUS Guided Injections

Depending on your condition, our Summa orthopedic specialists may recommend an innovative musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) evaluation rather than the typical MRI. Recent advances in sonar and ultrasound technology have made it a more functional and practical approach to evaluating:

  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Nerves

In addition to helping diagnose injuries more effectively, MSKUS helps guide injections more accurately. By aiding in needle placement, MSKUS can improve both your comfort and treatment efficacy. It also helps prevent the needle from going dangerously near important structures like nerves, blood vessels or other organs.

What’s more, this non-invasive diagnostic ultrasound offers numerous advantages over X-Ray, CT and MRI, in terms of safety and effectiveness. These include:

  • Ability to capture movement
  • Better resolution of soft tissue than MRI 
  • Ability to identify inflammation 
  • No exposure to ionizing radiation (uses sonar waves)
  • No claustrophobia
  • No contraindications

Summa orthopedic specialists have extensive training and experience with ultrasound guidance and needle placement for many musculoskeletal procedures. Make an appointment with us to learn more.

Sports Medicine Specialist

Nilesh Shah, M.D.


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If your situation is an emergency, call 911.