Diagnostic and therapeutic use of sonography-guided iliopsoas peritendinous injections

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Oct;185(4):940-3. doi: 10.2214/AJR.04.1207.


Objective: Our objective was to review our experience performing sonography-guided iliopsoas bursal/peritendinous injections as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool in the workup and treatment of patients with hip pain.

Conclusion: Sonography-guided iliopsoas bursal/peritendinous injections are useful in determining the cause of hip pain. They can provide relief to most patients with iliopsoas tendinosis/bursitis after hip replacement. The results of injection alone are not as successful in cases of idiopathic iliopsoas tendinosis/bursitis, but the technique can help determine which patients may benefit from a surgical tendon release.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anesthetics, Local / administration & dosage*
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
  • Female
  • Hip*
  • Humans
  • Injections
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain / drug therapy*
  • Pain / etiology
  • Pain Measurement
  • Psoas Muscles*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tendinopathy / drug therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional*


  • Anesthetics, Local