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Ultrasound-Guided Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Injections

  • Marko Bodor
  • John M. Lesher
  • Sean Colio
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Abstract

Patients with pain, numbness, and weakness in the upper extremity are frequently referred to pain specialists. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) combined with shoulder impingement can easily mimic cervical radiculopathy and disk herniation [1, 2]. Chronic pain at the thenar eminence following carpal tunnel surgery may stem from occult trigger thumb or carpometacarpal (CMC) joint arthritis. Median neuropathy at the wrist combined with impingement of the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon on a fixation plate screw following fracture of the radius can mimic the pain, burning, and weakness of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). These and other conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow can be effectively diagnosed and treated with diagnostic ultrasonography and ultrasound-guided injections.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marko Bodor
    • 1
  • John M. Lesher
    • 2
  • Sean Colio
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of California San Francisco, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of California Davis, Bodor ClinicNapaUSA
  2. 2.Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine AssociatesHuntersvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryStanford UniversityLos GatosUSA

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