Ultrasound-guided injections


Many musculoskeletal inflammatory conditions can benefit from injection of steroids but are you getting the whole picture?

At ROC we employ ultrasound-guided injections to provide our doctors with the clearest picture of the anatomy of the tendon sheaths, joints or bursae, making administering the steroids more accurate than ever before. These steroids drastically decrease inflammation, improves mobility and reduces pain. This service is led by Professor Franics Smith, expert doctor in radiology and sports medicine.

This service is available on a referral only basis. You may be referred by your own GP, physiotherapist or sports therapist. If you are interested in this procedure but have not been assessed, you can book a consultation with Prof Francis Smith, or one of our other experienced GPs.

We have appointments available on a biweekly basis, to provide you with an appointment time that is convenient to you.

What is an Ultrasound Guided Injection?

Ultrasound guided injection is a procedure in which steroid is injected into a specific structure (tendon sheaths, joints or bursae). An ultrasound machine is used to provide the doctor with a clear picture of the anatomy of the structures, to ensure the steroid is injected into the desired location. The steroid then has a strong anti-inflammatory effect on the structure it is injected into. Reducing inflammation can provide symptomtic relief such as improvement of mobility and pain reduction.

Many musculoskeletal inflammatory conditions can benefit from injection of steroid by a specialist, such as bursitis, tenosynovitis, ganglions, arthritis or gout.

If you would like to know more, or think this service may be for you, please get in touch.

Why Book an Ultrasound Guided Injection at ROC?

  • Rapid Access
  • Highly Experienced Consultant Radiologist
  • Excellent Equipment and Imaging
  • State of Art Facilities
  • Targeted Treatment Delivery
  • Pain Relief