Ultrasound-Guided Injections



Anatomic landmark palpation-guided injections (ALMPG) have long been part of the treatment for arthritis and soft tissue rheumatism among musculoskeletal providers. Ultrasound-guided (USG) injections have been shown to be more accurate and less painful than ALMPG injections and increases procedural safety to allow for additional procedures at the point-of-care that previously have had not been considered (e.g., hip joint injection). This chapter reviews the evidence based support for USG injections and reviews USG injection approaches for common joint and soft tissue injections in clinical practice.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of New Mexico Health Sciences CenterAlbuquerqueUSA

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