MSK ultrasound

Ultrasound Guided Injections

Ultrasound Guided Injections services offered in Portland, OR

What is diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound:

Using imaging to diagnose musculoskeletal problems has conventionally involved X-rays, MRI, and CT scans. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound emerges as a fast alternative to complement the shortcomings of other methods, such as cost and limited clinical data. Especially when examining soft tissues, this method provides detailed visualization of structures such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and bursa in a relatively quick manner. It also provides a peace of mind, as it dramatically increases the accuracy of regenerative injections such as PRP and stem cell procedures, to guide the needle to exactly where it needs to go

how to use ultrasound to assess and guide treatment

Why Choose Musculoskeletal Ultrasound?

  1. Non-Invasive Precision: Our state-of-the-art MSK US technology ensures a non-invasive and precise examination of your musculoskeletal system. Ultrasound can be the first stop and potentially save the need for invasive procedures or exposure to potentially harmful radiation.
  2. Swift Assessment: With MSK ultrasound, our sports medicine experts can quickly and efficiently evaluate your bones, nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments in real time right there during your visit, enabling a faster and more targeted treatment approach.
  3. Cost-Effective Alternative: Skip the expense and potential risks associated with traditional studies like radiographs and MRIs. MSK ultrasound offers a cost-effective alternative without compromising on diagnostic accuracy.
  4. Personalized Care Plans: Chang utilizes the detailed insights gained through MSK ultrasound to tailor personalized care plans for each patient. Experience a treatment approach designed specifically for your unique musculoskeletal needs.
  5. Dynamic assessment: MSK ultrasound has the unque ability to dynamically view structures in movement. Unlike stationary imaging techniques like x ray and MRI, ultrasound can gain insightful clinical information on how a certain area is moving and its stability
  6. Advanced Diagnostic Accuracy: MSK ultrasound has demonstrated equal or superior diagnostic accuracy compared to MRI for various conditions, including meniscal injuries, ACL and PCL injuries, Achilles tendinopathy, peripheral nerve injuries, tennis elbow, thumb ulnar collateral ligament injuries, rotator cuff tears, and rotator cuff tears.


At Open Wellness, Dr. Chang prioritize your musculoskeletal health with the advanced capabilities of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Embrace a non-invasive, swift, and cost-effective approach to assessing and enhancing your sports health. Contact us today to schedule your personalized MSK ultrasound consultation and experience the pinnacle of sports medicine care. Your journey to peak performance starts here.