Why Are Arthrograms Performed?

Why Are Arthrograms Performed?

Arthrograms provide doctors with a clean image of the patient’s soft tissue in the joint and make an accurate diagnosis for injuries such as joint pain or swelling. Arthrograms provide detailed information about what’s wrong within the joint. Contrast is injected directly into the joint under fluoroscopy guidance. Arthrograms use imaging to identify hard-to-find problems in ligaments, tendons, joints, and cartilage. 

How Do Arthrograms Feel?

Patients who receive an arthrogram usually don’t feel pain during or after the procedure, although they may feel slight discomfort when contrast is injected into the joint. After the procedure, patients should be able to normally proceed with the rest of the day. Patients who experience soreness or swelling are not recommended to drive or exercise for 24 hours after. Patients who require sedatives during the treatment need to arrange transportation home afterward. Diagnostic centers may provide transportation for patients in need. 

Arthrogram With Michigan Diagnostics

If you need an arthrogram in Clinton Township, MI, Sterling Heights, MI, Southfield, MI, or the surrounding areas, Michigan Diagnostics can help you. Our facility is accredited by the American College of Radiologists. Our Radiographers Dr. Robert Ward and Dr. Byung (“Jason”) Yoon are board-certified, subspecialty-trained radiologists, who are active in their field. We offer fast and flexible scheduling with same-day appointments available. Our reports are available 24 hours after imaging is performed. To learn more about our services, call us at 248-244-0757 or contact us online.

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