New treatments at Freedom clinics - Ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injection

We are pleased to announce our new services here at Freedom clinics.

 

Some of you may have already read our recent article on sport and exercise doctors (SEM). Since then we have added new lines of services to our existing sports injury clinic and welcome Dr Kulo.

Working in elite sport Dr Kulo has been part of international multisport-events such as the European Championships in Glasgow (2018) and the London 2012 Olympic games. He has worked in the English Premiership and continues to be involved in Championship football. He is also a team physician with the English FA Womens football.

Apart from elite and recreational athletes, he also treats people from all walks of life with sports and work-related injuries. He is specialised in treating musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendinopathy and back pain.

He performs diagnostic and interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound which enables improved accuracy of diagnoses and guided injections.

Dr Kulo specialises in Hyaluronic acid, Steroid Injections and High Volume injections in the treatment of resistant Achilles tendinopathy and frozen shoulder as well as many other hip, groin, shoulder, knee and all upper and lower limb injuries.

 

What is Hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid, is a clear goo molecule that is naturally produced by your body and is an important component of articular cartilage (basically the oil which turns your cogs).
When hyaluronic acid breaks down in the joint you are left with joint pain and stiffness.

Hyaluronic acid injections (Ostenil Plus)

Hyaluronic injections contain sodium hyaluronate which is naturally found in joint cartilage.
Ostenil helps joints by restoring the breakdown of sodium hyaluronate and has been proven to be an effective treatment, especially in osteoarthritis of the knee.
Ostenil can also be used in elbow, patellar, and shoulder tendons disorders, reducing pain and improving movement.

 

What are steroid injections?

Steroid injections are also known as corticosteroid injections and used as an anti-inflammatory. Unlike Hyaluronic acid injections, corticosteroids are a man-made version of hormones normally produced by the adrenal glands. They treat a larger range of heath issues such as asthma and eczema.

The primary aim of steroid injections as treatment in various conditions is to reduce the symptoms of pain and inflammation. This is particularly important in sport rehabilitation.

The injections are administered under ultrasound guidance for accuracy into a joint, tendon,
ligament or muscle.

Most people see the benefits with in a few days but could take a few weeks for maximum relief.

 

 

Other forms of treatment given by injection:

As well as the above Dr Kulo also provides –

  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma / Autologous Conditioned Plasma)New treatments at Freedom clinics - Cropped shot of a female doctor examining her patient performing ultrasound scanning on the knees and legs of a woman profession occupation technology medicine healthcare injury treatment.
    This treatment therapy encourages the patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.
  • Intra-articular and soft tissue injections
    Given in a soft tissue site to reduce pain and inflammation in conditions such as arthritis by reducing the blood flow into the joint.
  • High Volume injections (HVIGI)
    HVIGI significantly reduces pain and improves function in patients with resistant Achilles tendinopathy and frozen shoulder in the short and long-term.

Here at Freedom Clinics our new services also include:

  • Multifactorial assessment
  • treatment of tendinopathies and overuse injuries relating to exercise, sport and work
  • Diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Biomechanical assessment
  • Exercise testing and prescription
  • Treatment of calcific tendinopathy (Barbotage)
  • Shockwave therapy treatment

 

What conditions does a SEM Doctor see?

SEM Doctors have expertise in all types of injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, and prescribing exercise.
This includes:

  • Conditions affecting the muscles, ligaments, tendons, bone, cartilage, joints and nerves
  • Back & Joint Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Sports and exercise related injuries
  • Overuse and overtraining conditions
  • Advice on exercise, health and wellbeing
  • Work related conditions and injuries

New treatments at Freedom clinics - Shock wave therapy. The magnetic field, rehabilitation. Physiotherapist doctor performs surgery on a patient's knee

What can I expect from a consultation with an SEM Doctor?

After a detailed assessment and examination, the SEM Doctor will provide a
personalised treatment plan which may involve collaborating with other healthcare
professionals in Freedom Clinics to provide you with the best possible care.
Our expert team of fully qualified and registered practitioners treat a wide range of conditions.

 

To get your appointment with Dr Kulo simply click here!