Shoulder Ultrasound

shoulder-ultrasoundDr Macgroarty was the first shoulder surgeon in Brisbane to utilise the benefits of in-office ultrasound for the prompt diagnosis and treatment of many shoulder complaints. Dr Macgroarty gained experience in ultrasound techniques under the guidance of Dr Joe De Beer, shoulder surgeon from Capetown, South Africa. Dr De Beer has been using in-office shoulder ultrasound for over 20 years. Dr Macgroarty worked with Dr De Beer in his Capetown clinic whilst learning the skill of shoulder ultrasound.

Dr Macgroarty has also completed an advanced ultrasound course at the Australian Institute of Ultrasound based on the Gold Coast. To maintain clinical skills and standards, Dr Macgroarty has attended musculo-skeletal ultrasound conferences, most recently in Sydney in 2012.

Ultrasound Guided Shoulder Injections

Local anaesthetic and cortisone injections often help facilitate in the differentiation between many shoulder complaints (e.g. – bursitis Vs ACJ arthritis). In addition to helping with differential diagnoses, the injections can often be a first line treatment in an attempt to avoid surgical intervention.

Ultrasound guided injections may assist in treating complaints such as:

  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Arthritities
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Biceps Tenosynovitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis
  • Labral Tears

If your GP has recommended obtaining an ultrasound guided cortisone injection, please feel free to contact the rooms and book in to the injection clinic at the Brisbane Knee and Shoulder Clinic.

NB: Please bring a valid GP referral in addition to the injection request form.

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