Central Alberta Orthopedics (CAO) has partnered with HealthPointe Medical Centres to create our new clinic HealthPointe at CAO. We are delighted to inform you we will be opening this new clinic this spring in Central Alberta offering Fluoroscopy Guided non-surgical spine and appendicular assessment and treatment services and EMG diagnostic services, along with our already existing ultrasound guided injection clinic.
Our new clinic will offer you and your patient:
Ultrasound Guided Injection Clinic
- An easy referral process and quick access
- “One stop shop” for all your MSK concerns
- Proven, effective, evidence-based procedures
- More spine care options and a larger team to work collaboratively with local Orthopedic surgeons
- Thoughtfully developed pre procedure assessment and post procedure follow up for ongoing treatment planning
- Quick access to EMG diagnostic services
- Linkages to operative care if required
- State of the art clinic with proven diagnostic and treatment approaches available to help you with the management of your patients
CAO’s Ultrasound Guided Injection Clinic utilizes ultrasound guidance to perform procedures to treat pain due to joint, tendon, ligament, nerve, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Ultrasound guidance improves the accuracy of delivering medications (cortisone, Hyaluronic Acid, Platelet Rich Plasma, etc.) into the targeted structure, while avoiding hitting nerves, joint cartilage, or surrounding vascular structures. This ensures patient safety and comfort and improves the effectiveness of the procedure.
Fluoroscopy Guided Spine Services
In addition to Ultrasound Guided Injections, we now are set up to take referrals for more complex non-surgical back, shoulder, wrist and lower extremity issues. We will be offering interventional medicine under fluoroscopy. This will include diagnostic procedures to identify pain generators followed by therapeutic procedures including injections and radiofrequency ablation to help manage pain.
Electromyography Diagnostic Services (EMG)
Our Electromyography (EMG) Clinic is a diagnostic clinic for patients suffering from muscle- and nerve-related disorders such as numbness of the hands or feet, weakness, or nerve related pain. Patients will undergo an assessment followed by a Nerve Conduction Study (NCS). Based on the gathered information from the assessment and the NCS, patients may undergo a needle electromyogram study. The EMG Clinic physician will provide an interpretation of the study as well as diagnoses and further recommendations to the patient and referring physician.