Expect the most benefit from your procedure because AnMed’s orthopedic specialists use ultrasound imaging to precisely guide the injection to the right place. This technology uses sound waves to show your muscles, joints or tissues in real time.
You can trust our expertise because we do thousands of ultrasound-guided injections each year. That’s more than any other health care provider in upstate South Carolina.
Reduce inflammation with an injection of cortisone or another steroid into a painful muscle, tendon or joint. Your doctor may deliver this treatment along with a local anesthetic (a numbing medicine) to make you more comfortable. Look forward to pain relief that lasts for several weeks to several months, depending on your condition.
Lubricating Gel for Arthritis
Treat a stiff, achy knee or hip with an injection of a joint lubricant called hyaluronic acid. This gel makes it easier for you to move if osteoarthritis has worn away cartilage, which cushions the bones that meet in your joint. This simple therapy, called viscosupplementation, can reduce your pain for several months.
You’re at the forefront of orthopedic care when you take advantage of biologic treatments. These therapies use high doses of natural substances to help your body heal itself.
Autologous Cellular Therapies
“Autologous” refers to cells that come from your body. Certain types of cells may spark the growth of healthy tissue, such as cartilage, in people with osteoarthritis or other joint damage.
A doctor gathers the cells from your fat or bone marrow. Then, a health care professional separates the cells from other substances. Next, the doctor injects the cells into the site of an injury to help you recover.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
To begin PRP therapy, a health care professional draws a small amount of blood from your body. The blood then goes through a procedure that increases the platelets, which have proteins that support healing. Finally, a doctor injects the platelet-rich plasma into the injured area of your body to reduce pain and inflammation.
In prolotherapy, your injured tissue receives several injections of sugar water over a few weeks or months. The treatments trigger inflammation to gradually strengthen damaged ligaments and tendons. This can help your joint stay in place and work better over the long term.
Make an Appointment
Call 864-716-6140 to schedule your appointment at AnMed Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Anderson.