A cost-saving measure for ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections

  • Jennifer Murphy
  • Sharon McGarry
  • Anish Patel
  • A. Mark Davies
  • Steven L. James
  • Rajesh Botchu
Letter to the Editor
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Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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© Società Italiana di Ultrasonologia in Medicina e Biologia (SIUMB) 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer Murphy
    • 1
  • Sharon McGarry
    • 1
  • Anish Patel
    • 1
  • A. Mark Davies
    • 1
  • Steven L. James
    • 1
  • Rajesh Botchu
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation TrustBirminghamUK

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