[VIDEO] Ultrasound is Imperative to Place the Pain Medicine Injection in the Right Place Says Patient

For some patients who rely on injections to maintain mobility, ensuring the medication hits the right spot every time is critical says Dr. Alan Hirahara, an orthopedic surgeon who has used ultrasound to guide injections for more than a decade.

You want to make sure you provide the best possible treatment to maximize the results. The validity and reliability of ultrasound guidance for accurate injections has been proven in plenty of studies.”

We recently had the opportunity to interview Eric Dunkle, a former highway patrolman who has been seeing Dr. Hirahara for treatments related to workplace injuries for 15 years. After years of knee surgeries and various treatments, Eric found one treatment that has worked its magic for his osteoarthritic knee pain.

With the Supartz, I get quite a relief. It’s like night and day,” Eric explains. “And with the ultrasound, it gets right there.”

Watch our video to learn more about what Eric Dunkle had to say about his experience with Dr. Hirahara.

VIDEO: Intra-articular Hyaluronic Injection

Thanks to Eric, we were able to film Dr. Hirahara using the Clarius L15 HD3 handheld ultrasound to guide his injection. In this 3-minute video, you’ll see Dr. Hirahara locate an effusion and then perform an injection of hyaluronic acid into the effusion to provide lubricant and pain relief to the knee.  

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Using ultrasound to guide pain medicine injections not only leads to better outcomes for your patient. It can also make your practice more profitable. Dr. Hirahara noted that adding ultrasound can lead to increased revenues of US$14,800 to $19,200 annually in his recent webinar “Optimizing Reimbursements for Diagnostic MSK Exams, Ultrasound-Guided Interventions, and Surgery.” Dr. Hirahara is joined by Dr. Albert Panero as they discuss the advantages of handheld ultrasound and offer comprehensive guidance to billing and coding for both diagnostic and therapeutic MSK ultrasound to optimize reimbursements.

We also invite you to watch Dr. Rosenblum’s free on-demand webinar, “Head to Toe Analgesia: Ultrasound-Guided Subacromial, Cluneal Nerve, Knee, and Tarsal Tunnel Injections.” He dives into 4 real-patient procedures recently captured on video to demonstrate how to perform needle-guided interventions that improve patient safety and procedural success.

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