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Specialised Injections. Our Services

Specialised Injections

We provide a very full range of ultrasound guided injections for joints, tendons and other soft tissue problems. Ultrasound guidance is used for all injection procedures to ensure that the injection is localised for effective results. We audit the outcomes of all our injections.

 

Corticosteroid Injections

We have extensive experience with corticosteroid injections. Using ultrasound guidance, corticosteroid is injected in conjunction with local anaesthetic to provide relief for inflammation and pain.

Dr Gendall has spent years working with several kinds of Achilles injections. Techniques have been refined over time. Currently we offer High Volume Paratendon Injections and Autologous Blood Injections for Achilles tendonitis and small achilles tears. These injections are tailored to specific patient circumstances. Post injection there is a strict need to follow detailed recovery protocols. Non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications  (for example – Nurofen, Voltaren, Diclofenac) are contraindicated prior to Autologous Blood Injection.

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and Autologous (blood) Injections

These innovative procedures use properties of your own blood to aid in healing/re-building of tendon/ligament/muscle tears and cartilage damage. Based on your ultrasound findings and after clinical examination, one of our specialised doctors will decide on the best method of treatment.

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections are relatively simple procedures. Blood is collected from your arm, as it would be during a routine blood test. Your blood is then ‘spun down’ to separate the over a 15 minute period. The platelet-rich portion of your blood is then injected back into your injured body part using ultrasound to accurately guide it into place.

Autologous blood injections involve blood being collected from your arm, exactly like what would happen during a routine blood test. Using ultrasound to guide the injection, the blood is then injected straight back into your injured body part.

Spinal Injections

We perform epidural corticosteroid injections for back problems. These are image guided injections, using a combination of Ultrasound and X-Rays to ensure the safest possible procedure.

Your symptoms may be aggravated for a short time following the injection. The medication dissolves slowly so you may not feel much relief for 24-48 hours. When successful relief of pain is achieved the results can be long lasting.

After a short stay in the recovery area, you will be assisted in getting up and walking for the first time after the injection.