Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre now offers Musculoskeletal Ultrasound with the option of Ultrasound guided injection of soft tissues (muscle, tendons) and joints with either cortisone (potent anti-inflammatory) or autologous blood (2-3ml of your own blood).
Your Sport and Exercise Physician may decide that you require further investigation allowing a more accurate diagnosis of your problem – an ultrasound may be one such investigation.
An ultrasound guided injection ensures a much more targeted injection, ensuring it is placed in the correct position, giving maximal therapeutic effect. The Sport and Exercise Physicians listed below have had further specialist training in the use of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound with intervention.
Where a problem may require a more specialist radiological opinion of your injury, your Sport and Exercise Physician may refer you off for more detailed imaging, or indeed intervention.
If your Sports and Exercise Physician decides to proceed with this service, the process will take about 15-20 minutes. If not, it can be performed in a later review consultation, giving you time to consider all the treatment options in your management program.
This service will attract a fee that will be less than most specialist radiology clinics. This will be in addition to your standard consultation fees. To obtain the maximum Medicare rebate for this and the consultation, you are asked to bring along a referral from your GP. This service is not covered by Private Health Insurance.
Should you have any further questions regarding ultrasound guided interventions and whether they can assist in the recovery of your injury, please ask your Sport and Exercise Physician.
Sport and Exercise Physicians performing interventional Ultrasounds