Recent advances in orthopedic medicine include the use of ultrasound to guide injections of cortisone, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), and viscosupplementation (hyaluronic acid). In the past, physicians would manually locate the point on the body to administer the injection. Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to provide the doctor with a picture of the anatomy, making it possible to accurately define fine structures like tendons, nerves and the precise area of damaged tissue. Better visualization may also improve the safety of some injections by helping doctors avoid sensitive areas, such as nerves and blood vessels, that should not be touched by the needle.
ONS is accredited by the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) in the area of MSK (Ultrasound-guided Interventional Procedures.) ONS is the only practice in the state of CT and one of only 15 in the nation to have earned this prestigious accreditation.