State of the art Ultrasound facilities
The Wollongong Foot and Ankle Centre now features onsite Ultrasound facilities, enabling onsite investigations through musculoskeletal ultrasound scans at the centre.
Ultrasound is a powerful tool for helping guide real time diagnosis of tendonitis, arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and gout), ankle injuries, stress fractures and other conditions. The recent development of high-frequency ultrasonography transducers has provided better accuracy and improved the ability to image structures in the foot and ankle. It may also ensure that you no longer need to have inconvenient, time consuming and costly investigations such as MRI. Combined with a thorough history, examination and xrays it helps pinpoint the exact cause of your pain and get you on the path to recovery sooner.
Ultrasound Guided Injections
Injection therapy under ultrasound can be an important first line treatment for several foot and ankle conditions. Having a surgeon, who understands intimately both the pathology and the anatomy of the foot and ankle region, perform the injection may increase your chances of having a successful outcome. At the Wollongong Foot and Ankle Centre we perform injections for a number of conditions including:
- Plantar fasciitis (steroid and botox)
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Metatarsalgia or forefoot pain
- Foot and Ankle Arthritis
- Peroneal Tendonitis
At Wollongong Foot and Ankle Centre we treat patients with all foot and ankle conditions, come and experience our comprehensive service