The eco-guided Therapy (TEG) is a novel technique that we use to treat soft tissue injuries of the locomotor system (muscle, ligaments, bursas or tendons). The peculiarity of these techniques in which they are assisted by a high frequency Echograph.
Initially a diagnosis of the injury is made (we have to know that we are trying to cure it) and then we can perform small procedures -even mini-surgeries- and / or administer treatments exactly in the affected area, which accelerates the recovery of the injury .
The most common injuries that can be treated are:
Tendinitis : Rotuliana, Aquilea, quadricipital, epicondylitis, Enthesitis.
Mechanics : Spring fingers
Neurological : Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Morton's Neuroma
Fasciitis : Plantar, Iliotibial band.
Bursitis : Aquilea, Rotuliana, Olecraniana.
Thanks to this therapy, biopsies can be performed to diagnose some diseases, and even perform eco-arthroscopic surgeries .
We can aspirate fluid (bursitis, ganglions, cysts, ...), bruises (fibrillar tears, contusions) or infiltrate medication that recovers the lesion.
The medications to be administered can be:
- Plasma Rich in Platelets / Stem Cells
- Corticosteroids + Local Anesthetic
- Hyaluronic acid
- Transcutaneous serum therapy (Hydrodilution)
Advantages of the TEG
- Does not require hospital admission, treatment is performed on an outpatient basis
- High frequency ultrasound does not emit radiation
- Studies can be repeated to follow the evolution of the injury
- Easy comparison with the contralateral limb and its structure
- Localized and precise treatment.
Conclusion: We believe that the future of the treatment of these injuries depends on making an accurate diagnosis and an optimal treatment in which ultrasound can help us considerably.
"The Echograph has become the phonendoscope of the Sports Traumatologist"
SPORTME Sports Traumatology - (Seville)